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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT YOUR LIBRARY<br />

JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

SPECIAL FEATURE<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong><br />

<strong>Programs</strong><br />

Deejaying, puppet shows, dance,<br />

musicals and mad science, page 5<br />

Black History Month<br />

Haiti one year later, Caribana at the library,<br />

rhythm and rebellion, page 32<br />

Month-long Family<br />

Literacy Day <strong>Programs</strong><br />

Stories, games and activities in<br />

support of family reading, page 59


What’s New<br />

in our collections<br />

New adult fictioN<br />

Crime Machine<br />

Giles Blunt<br />

Hangman<br />

Faye Kellerman<br />

Ape House<br />

Sara Gruen<br />

A Dog’s Purpose<br />

W. Bruce Cameron<br />

Spider Bones<br />

Kathy Reichs<br />

New teeN fictioN<br />

Somewhere in<br />

Blue<br />

Gillian Cummings<br />

My Invisible Boyfriend<br />

Susie Day<br />

Shadow of the<br />

Leopard<br />

Henning Mankell<br />

In Too Deep<br />

Norah McClintock<br />

Vampire High:<br />

Sophomore Year<br />

Douglas Rees<br />

New childreN’s fictioN<br />

The Haunted House<br />

that Jack Built<br />

Helaine Becker<br />

Alfie Runs Away<br />

Kenneth M. Cadow<br />

The Best Cat<br />

Valeri Gorbachev<br />

The Boy Who<br />

Climbed into the<br />

Moon<br />

David Almond<br />

Dancing Feet!<br />

Lindsey Craig<br />

Visit torontopubliclibrary.ca for more new books, music and movies.<br />

Reserve your selections online and arrange to pick them up at any branch.


IN THIS ISSUE<br />

4 About <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

5 <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong> <strong>Programs</strong><br />

9 Programmes et services en français<br />

16 Author Talks & Lectures<br />

20 Book Clubs & Writers Groups<br />

24 Business, Legal & Finance<br />

27 Career & Job Search Help<br />

28 Computer & <strong>Library</strong> Training<br />

31 Culture, Arts & Entertainment<br />

40 ESL & Newcomers<br />

44 Health & Wellness<br />

49 History & Genealogy<br />

51 Hobbies, Crafts & Games<br />

54 <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation<br />

55 Homework Help, Leadership & After School<br />

57 Reading <strong>Programs</strong> & Storytimes<br />

60 Branch Map<br />

62 Branch Hours, Locations & Contact Information<br />

65 Bookmobile Schedule<br />

66 Accessibility Services<br />

HOLIDAY CLOSURES<br />

Saturday, January 1, 2011 New Year's Day Closed<br />

Monday, February 21, 2011 Family Day Closed<br />

Published by <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

789 Yonge Street, <strong>Toronto</strong>, Ontario M4W 2G8<br />

416-393-7000 • torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Board<br />

The <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Board meets<br />

monthly at 6 pm, September through<br />

June, at the <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>,<br />

789 Yonge Street, <strong>Toronto</strong>.<br />

Meetings are open to the public.<br />

Upcoming Board meetings:<br />

Contact Nancy Marshall, 416-393-7215<br />

nmarshall@torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

The Board includes eight citizen<br />

members and five City Councillors.<br />

Board Members<br />

Matthew Church, Chair<br />

Eman Ahmed, Vice Chair<br />

Councillor Paul Ainslie<br />

Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler<br />

Councillor Janet Davis<br />

Ann Decter<br />

Tina Edan<br />

Kathy Gallagher Ross<br />

Okeima Lawrence<br />

Councillor Chin Lee<br />

Councillor Anthony Perruzza<br />

Councillor Adam Vaughan<br />

Kate Wilson<br />

Senior Staff<br />

Jane Pyper, City Librarian<br />

Anne Bailey, Director, Branch Libraries<br />

Vickery Bowles, Director, Collections<br />

Management & City-Wide Services<br />

Ron Dyck, Director, Information<br />

Technology & Facilities<br />

Linda Hazzan, Director, Communications,<br />

Programming & Customer Engagement<br />

Larry Hughsam, Director, Finance & Treasurer<br />

Dan Keon, Director, Human Resources<br />

Linda Mackenzie, Director,<br />

Research & Reference Libraries<br />

Katherine Palmer, Director, Policy,<br />

Planning & E-Service Delivery<br />

THANK YOU<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation<br />

Heather Rumball, President<br />

Industry<br />

Canada<br />

Industrie<br />

Canada<br />

Free Internet access and Internet training is supported in part<br />

by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture<br />

and by the Government of Canada through Industry Canada.<br />

Literary events at <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> are<br />

supported in part by a grant from the Canada<br />

Council. We gratefully acknowledge its support.<br />

All library communications are<br />

printed on FSC certified paper.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

About<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

We are your source for fun, learning and information — and your library<br />

card gives you free access to all of our materials, programs, events and resources<br />

in any of our 99 branches and online at torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

With a library card, you can:<br />

borrow<br />

Bestselling books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, online<br />

research tools and more<br />

get access<br />

To free Internet, wireless and computers<br />

play and learn<br />

With storytimes, crafts, games, movies and<br />

other activities<br />

We have something for everyone.<br />

Explore and enjoy everything we have to offer.<br />

Don’t have a library card?<br />

If you live, work or go to school in <strong>Toronto</strong>, you<br />

can get your card in minutes, for free.<br />

Come in and sign up<br />

for yours today.<br />

get hired, get smarter<br />

With job search help, training and lifelong<br />

learning<br />

enjoy culture<br />

At author readings, lectures, movie nights,<br />

music concerts and more<br />

relax<br />

In quiet, comfortable spaces to study, read<br />

and hang out<br />

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SPECIAL FEATURE SECTION<br />

MARCH BREAK<br />

PROGRAMS<br />

For kids &<br />

families<br />

storytimes, singalongs,<br />

crafts,<br />

movies, magic,<br />

science and more<br />

For teens<br />

skateboarding,<br />

hip hop, zumba,<br />

deejaying, game<br />

nights and more


Kids belong at the library.<br />

There’s a lot to check out!<br />

There’s an endless variety of things to<br />

do and discover for every age.<br />

Lots to read, hear & see<br />

Books in different languages,<br />

magazines, comics and manga<br />

too! We have DVDs, music,<br />

audiobooks and book kits.<br />

Call Dial-A-Story<br />

(416-395-5400) to listen<br />

to stories, or go online at<br />

kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.<br />

ca to Hear-A-Story.<br />

Get connected<br />

Download kids’ books, videos<br />

and music to your computer, mp3<br />

player or eBook reader. For fun<br />

and games online, visit kidsspace.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca, the library’s<br />

website just for kids.<br />

Study spaces, staff &<br />

stuff to help you learn<br />

Find materials for projects<br />

and other school work. Visit<br />

a branch for quiet study or to<br />

join a homework club.<br />

Fun things to do<br />

Arts & crafts, author and<br />

illustrator visits, drama<br />

workshops, cartooning,<br />

magic shows, movies, writing<br />

and reading programs.<br />

For more information about all the library has for kids, come<br />

into your local branch, visit us at kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

or call us at 416-393-7131.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Culture, Arts &<br />

Entertainment<br />

Movies Just for Kids<br />

New and popular movies for school-age children. Rated G.<br />

Check with the branch to find out if tickets for admission<br />

are required. Tickets are free and available 15-30 minutes<br />

before shows. Call the branch to find out what movies are<br />

playing.<br />

York Woods <strong>March</strong> 12, 19 1 pm<br />

College/Shaw <strong>March</strong> 12, 15 2 pm<br />

Pape/Danforth <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Jane/Dundas <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Leaside Mar. 14, 17 2 pm<br />

Forest Hill <strong>March</strong> 15 10:15 am<br />

<strong>March</strong> 16<br />

Puppet Show Sing-Along<br />

2 pm<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Perth/Dupont <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Barbara Frum <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Goldhawk Park <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Cliffcrest <strong>March</strong> 16, 18 2 pm<br />

Woodview Park <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Agincourt <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Dufferin/St. Clair <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard <strong>March</strong> 18 12 pm<br />

Weston <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Humberwood <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Humber Summit <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Main Street <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Morningside <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Albion <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Clap to the rhythm of songs and go on an adventure with<br />

puppets. For age 6 and under. Check with the branch to<br />

find out if tickets for admission are required. Tickets are<br />

free and available 15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Parliament Street <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Centennial <strong>March</strong> 18 10:30 am<br />

Steeles <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Family Films<br />

Movies for kids, teens and the whole family.<br />

Albion <strong>March</strong> 14, 19 2 pm<br />

Deer Park <strong>March</strong> 14 2:15 pm<br />

Highland Creek <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

McGregor Park <strong>March</strong> 15, 17 2 pm<br />

Beaches <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Morningside <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park <strong>March</strong> 17 6 pm<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Malvern <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Parkdale <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Richview <strong>March</strong> 18 2:15 pm<br />

Sanderson <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Steeles <strong>March</strong> 19 10 am<br />

Mad Hatter Tea Party<br />

Try and win the prize for best hat!<br />

Queen/Saulter* <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Craig Douglas Comic Juggler Extraordinaire<br />

Craig Douglas sprints from one thrilling feat to the next.<br />

Free tickets for admission available 30 minutes before the<br />

show. For age 4 and up.<br />

Fairview <strong>March</strong> 12 11 am<br />

Little Red Theatre Presents: The Snow Queen<br />

An updated re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic<br />

tale, The Snow Queen. For age 6 and up. Day cares and<br />

groups must call 416-393-7753 to register. Program takes<br />

place in the Osborne Collection.<br />

Lillian H. Smith <strong>March</strong> 17 10:30 am<br />

Little Red Theatre Presents: Goldilocks and the Three<br />

Canadian Bears<br />

A performance with music from the Ottawa Valley and<br />

three really cute environmentally-friendly bears. For<br />

ages 4-8. Check with the branch to find out if tickets for<br />

admission are required. Tickets are free and available<br />

15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

St. Lawrence <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Eatonville <strong>March</strong> 16 2:15 pm<br />

Davenport <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Woodview Park <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Puppet Shows<br />

These puppet shows are based on various children’s books.<br />

Check with the branch to find out if tickets for admission<br />

are required. Tickets are free and available 15-30 minutes<br />

before shows.<br />

Beaches <strong>March</strong> 12 11 am<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15<br />

Mystic Drumz Workshop<br />

2 pm<br />

Goldhawk Park <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Lillian H. Smith <strong>March</strong> 14 10:30 am<br />

Jane/Dundas <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Locke <strong>March</strong> 15 10:30 am<br />

Pape/Danforth <strong>March</strong> 15 10:30 am<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Dufferin/St. Clair <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Maryvale <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Oakwood Village <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Riverdale <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Sanderson <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Pleasant View <strong>March</strong> 16 2:30 pm<br />

Victoria Village <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

College/Shaw <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Mount Dennis <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Alderwood <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

High Park <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Deer Park <strong>March</strong> 18 2:15 pm<br />

Jones <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 18 11 am<br />

New <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Bayview <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

A world music safari with amazing instruments and sounds.<br />

Space is limited. Check with the branch to find out if tickets<br />

for admission are required. Tickets are free and available<br />

15-30 minutes before workshop begins.<br />

Weston <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Albion* <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

College/Shaw <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Brookbanks <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Main Street <strong>March</strong> 17 10:30 am<br />

Beaches <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Taylor Memorial <strong>March</strong> 18 10:30 am<br />

Magic Shows<br />

Funny, interactive magic shows for age 3 and up. Check with<br />

the branch to find out if tickets for admission are required.<br />

Tickets are free and available 15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

.<br />

Palmerston <strong>March</strong> 12 10:30 am<br />

Alderwood <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Eglinton Square <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

High Park <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Riverdale <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Black Creek <strong>March</strong> 15 1:30 pm<br />

Dufferin/St. Clair <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Hillcrest <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 15 1:30 pm<br />

Dawes Road <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Mount Pleasant <strong>March</strong> 16 10:30 am<br />

Perth/Dupont <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Steeles <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Burrows Hall <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Sanderson <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Fairview <strong>March</strong> 19 1 pm<br />

Musicals and Sing-Alongs<br />

Bring your kids for high-energy musical shows and concerts of<br />

various rhythms and beats with professional entertainers.<br />

Oakwood Village <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Runnymede <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Barbara Frum <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Deer Park <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Fairview <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 17<br />

1 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Richview <strong>March</strong> 15 2:15 pm<br />

Wychwood <strong>March</strong> 15 10:30 am<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 16 10:30 am<br />

Malvern <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

York Woods <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Fairview <strong>March</strong> 17 1 pm<br />

Guildwood <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Humberwood <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Lillian H. Smith <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Queen/Saulter <strong>March</strong> 17 10:30 am<br />

Spadina Road <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Black Creek <strong>March</strong> 18 11 am<br />

8 torontopubliclibrary.ca * Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

Hoza Eco Drumming<br />

Using recycled materials, learn how to create rhythms<br />

and make music as a group. This is a music and dance<br />

performance with songs and rhythms performed on rain<br />

boots, a djembe drum and oil-tin guitar. Check with the<br />

branch to find out if tickets for admission are required.<br />

Tickets are free and available 15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

Elmbrook Park* <strong>March</strong> 15 10:30 am<br />

Port Union <strong>March</strong> 15 2pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell <strong>March</strong> 16 10 am<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Annette Street <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Robert Davis Music and Comedy Show<br />

A family show with catchy songs, funny jokes, props and<br />

magical surprises.<br />

Forest Hill <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Evelyn Gregory <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Locke <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

African Voyages with Njacko Backo<br />

Share the music, stories and dances of village life in<br />

Njacko Backo’s West African homeland of Cameroon. Play<br />

percussion instruments and experience traditional West<br />

African dance and song.<br />

Amesbury Park <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Victoria Village <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

York Woods <strong>March</strong> 18 11 am<br />

Shake a Song, Tap a Rhyme, Tickle as You Grow<br />

An early childhood music educator shares finger and toe<br />

rhymes, singing games and fun with instruments. For<br />

children ages 3-5. Check with the branch to find out if<br />

tickets for admission are required. Tickets are free and<br />

available 15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

Richview* <strong>March</strong> 16 2:15 pm<br />

The Nutty Music Professor<br />

Tap and bow, blow, shake and strum. Anything around the<br />

house can sound beautiful. Step right up and become a<br />

rock star with The Nutty Music Professor.<br />

Morningside <strong>March</strong> 16 10 am<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

El Fandanguito<br />

A musical performance based on the traditional Loteria, a<br />

Mexican form of Bingo with images and songs. For ages 6-11.<br />

Jane/Sheppard* <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Culture, Arts &<br />

Entertainment <strong>Programs</strong><br />

in French<br />

Théatre et Contes Interactifs / Interactive Theatre<br />

and Stories<br />

Les enfants seront invitées à participer aux histoires.<br />

Stories come to life. Program is in French.<br />

Woodside Square** <strong>March</strong> 14 / 14 mars 2:30 pm / 2h30<br />

Rexdale** <strong>March</strong> 15 / 15 mars 2 pm / 2h<br />

Parliament Street** <strong>March</strong> 16 / 16 mars 2 pm / 2h<br />

Magicien de L’humour / The Funny Magician<br />

Dans un spectacle hautement interactif que vous n’êtes pas<br />

prêts d’oublier, soyez prêt à tomber sous le charme du seul<br />

et unique Jean Deshaies.<br />

Join us for Jean Deshaies, the Funny Magician. Check with<br />

the branch to find out if tickets for admission are required.<br />

Tickets are free and available 15-30 minutes before shows.<br />

Program is in French.<br />

Don Mills** <strong>March</strong> 15 / 15 mars 2 pm / 2h<br />

North York Central** <strong>March</strong> 15 / 15 mars 10:30 am / 10h30<br />

Jane/Dundas** <strong>March</strong> 16 / 16 mars 2 pm / 2h<br />

Sanderson** <strong>March</strong> 16 / 16 mars 10:30 am / 10h30<br />

** Pour plus d’information, appelez la bibliothèque /<br />

call the branch to register<br />

POUR programmes et services en<br />

français en ligne et dans What’s On:<br />

TO programs and services in French<br />

online and in What’s On:<br />

• club de lecture / book clubs in French, page 21<br />

• l’heure du conte / kids’ storytimes in French,<br />

page 58<br />

• les collections et programmes en français /<br />

collections, programs and events in French<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/french<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Krik! La Reine Soleil est Là / Krik! The Sun Queen is<br />

Here<br />

Chansons, contes et jeux d’Haiti avec la Reine Soleil. À<br />

partir de 4 ans.<br />

Songs, stories and games in French from Haiti with Krik!<br />

The Sun Queen. For ages 4 and up.<br />

Cedarbrae** <strong>March</strong> 17 / 17 mars 10 am / 10h<br />

Richview** <strong>March</strong> 17 / 17 mars 2:15 pm / 2h15<br />

Fairview** <strong>March</strong> 18 / 18 mars 10 am / 10h<br />

S. Walter Stewart** <strong>March</strong> 18 / 18 mars 2 pm / 2h<br />

** Pour plus d’information, appelez la bibliothèque /<br />

call the branch to register<br />

Hobbies, Crafts & Games<br />

Crafts for <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong><br />

Shake off the winter blahs and have fun making crafty<br />

creations.<br />

Beaches <strong>March</strong> 14, 15 2 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Malvern <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Albion <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Deer Park <strong>March</strong> 17 2: 15 pm<br />

Perth/Dupont <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 18 3 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard* <strong>March</strong> 19 11:30 am<br />

Origami Fun<br />

Make exciting origami models using various paper folding<br />

techniques.<br />

Dawes Road <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Weston <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Wii Games<br />

Challenge your friends to some Wii.<br />

Albion <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Snakebite!<br />

Join us in a musical game. For ages 5-12.<br />

Dawes Road <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Bingo!<br />

Try your luck and win a prize. For ages 5-12.<br />

St. Lawrence <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 15 11 am<br />

High Park <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Humberwood <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Main Street <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Sanderson <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Deer Park <strong>March</strong> 16 2:15 pm<br />

Kennedy/Eglinton <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard* <strong>March</strong> 16 11 am<br />

Locke <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

S. Walter Stewart <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Albion <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Dawes Road <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Eatonville <strong>March</strong> 17 10:15 am<br />

Humber Summit <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Jane/Dundas <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

New <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Riverdale <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Barbara Frum <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Queen/Saulter <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Just Board Games<br />

Bored? Come to our game afternoon for board games and<br />

popcorn.<br />

Morningside <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Riverdale Mar. 16, 17 1 pm<br />

Black Creek <strong>March</strong> 17 1:30 pm<br />

Forest Hill <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Eco Art<br />

Go green with members of the Youth Arts Movement from<br />

Lakeshore Arts, as they lead fun eco-crafting for kids. Small<br />

children must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

New <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Kids in Drama<br />

Explore basic acting and miming. Practise breathing<br />

and vocal techniques followed by some text work and<br />

presentation of text work.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 17 1 pm<br />

Anime Workshop<br />

Learn how to draw your favourite Anime characters with<br />

the help of professional cartoonists.<br />

Rexdale <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong> Olympics<br />

Sign up for the first ever Downsview <strong>Library</strong> Kids <strong>March</strong><br />

<strong>Break</strong> Olympics. Test your skills! Small prizes will be handed<br />

out to winners in each event. Check with the branch to<br />

find out if tickets for admission are required. Free tickets<br />

can be picked up 30 minutes before the show.<br />

Downview* <strong>March</strong> 17 11 am<br />

Beadology<br />

Create your own one-of-a kind handmade jewellery.<br />

Dawes Road <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Art Attack!<br />

A fun art activity for school age kids.<br />

High Park <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Make Your Own Chia Pet<br />

Make a green pet using recycled materials.<br />

Riverdale <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Turn a Shirt into a Cool Backpack<br />

Bring a clean, unwanted T-shirt and we’ll show you how to<br />

turn it into a bag that you can wear on your back. For age<br />

8 and up. Registration begins February 14.<br />

Maryvale* <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration<br />

It’s not easy being green, but it’s fun! Join us for activities,<br />

games, crafts and stories. Wear something green if possible.<br />

Humberwood <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Forest Hill <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Jones <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 17 10:30 am<br />

Maryvale <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Parkdale <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Stories and Crafts<br />

Listen to some great stories and have fun making a craft.<br />

Tickets for admission may be required at some branches.<br />

Tickets are free and available a half hour before the program.<br />

College/Shaw <strong>March</strong> 14, 18 2 pm<br />

Beaches <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Annette Street <strong>March</strong> 15, 16 2 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 16 11 am<br />

Agincourt <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Main Street <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Mount Pleasant <strong>March</strong> 18 10:30 am<br />

Jane/Dundas <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Eglinton Square <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Victoria Village <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Reading <strong>Programs</strong> &<br />

Storytimes<br />

Sing and Spell with Cindy Cook<br />

Cindy Cook from the Polka Dot Door presents a music<br />

concert using puppets, songs, spelling games, riddles and<br />

different languages to show children that reading is fun.<br />

Bendale <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Agincourt<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15<br />

2 pm<br />

2 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park* <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Leaside <strong>March</strong> 16 10 am<br />

Kennedy/Eglinton <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Village of Storytellers<br />

An interactive storytelling concert with Dan Yashinsky, with<br />

riddles, family stories and traditional folktales from Canada<br />

and around the world.<br />

Bridlewood <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Afternoon Storytime<br />

Stories and movies for a late winter afternoon.<br />

Leaside <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Teddy Bear’s Picnic<br />

Bring your teddy bear and join us for stories, songs and<br />

surpises.<br />

Wychwood <strong>March</strong> 16 10:30 am<br />

Folk Tales<br />

Folk tales from around the world including Kamishibai,<br />

the traditional Japanese storytelling method with picture<br />

scrolls. For age 4 and up.<br />

St. Lawrence <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Read Around the World<br />

Take a trip around the world with stories, songs and games.<br />

Evelyn Gregory <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Weird or What?<br />

Join us for strange stories and fantastic facts that are<br />

beyond belief.<br />

Eatonville <strong>March</strong> 15 10:15 am<br />

A Bunch of Munsch<br />

A 30-minute storytime featuring five of Robert Munsch’s<br />

delightful tales.<br />

Woodview Park <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Stories for Spring<br />

Welcome spring with fun stories and songs. For children<br />

from birth to 5 years.<br />

Wychwood <strong>March</strong> 18 10:30 am<br />

Science & Technology<br />

Persons with allergies to any kind of animal should take<br />

appropriate precautions.<br />

Hiss-Story of Snakes<br />

Learn about snakes through an interactive slide show. You’ll<br />

also have an opportunity to meet live snakes too. For ages<br />

7-12. Space is limited. Tickets may be required for admission.<br />

Free tickets distributed 15-30 minutes before the show.<br />

Agincourt <strong>March</strong> 14 3 pm<br />

Woodside Square <strong>March</strong> 14 1 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 16 1 pm<br />

Weston <strong>March</strong> 16 3 pm<br />

Forest Ecology with Flying Squirrels Sabrina and<br />

Scooter<br />

The stars of the show are flying squirrels Sabrina and<br />

Scooter, who help you learn all about nature.<br />

S. Walter Stewart <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Parkdale <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Highland Creek <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Whimz Animal Show<br />

Meet all kinds of interesting animals. For ages 6-12. Free<br />

tickets for admission available 30 minutes before the<br />

program.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 16 3 pm<br />

Creepy Crawlers Express<br />

A hands-on opportunity to learn about some very interesting<br />

creatures. Feed an enormous African tortoise, feel the soft fur<br />

on a chinchilla, touch a snake, hold a tree frog and watch a<br />

chameleon eat an insect with its long, long tongue.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Yorkville <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Pape/Danforth <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Cliffcrest <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

McGregor Park <strong>March</strong> 18 11 am<br />

Mad Science<br />

Spin, pop, boom! How do you know when a chemical reaction<br />

has occurred? Watch in awe as the Mad Scientist creates<br />

numerous chemical reactions. For age 5 and up. Free tickets<br />

for admission distributed 15 minutes before the show.<br />

Gerrard/Ashdale <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Downsview <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Riverdale* <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Black Creek <strong>March</strong> 16 11 am<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Woodside Square <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Highland Creek <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Super Science<br />

A high energy performance with exciting visual super<br />

experiments using dry ice, bubbling potions, chemical<br />

reactions and air pressure. For ages 6-12.<br />

Parkdale <strong>March</strong> 15 11 am<br />

Jones <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Goldhawk Park <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

TO more programs for kids & teens:<br />

• Bookclubs and writing groups, page 23<br />

• Black History Month, pages 33-34<br />

• TD Shakespeare for Kids, page 35<br />

• Movies & puppet shows, page 39<br />

• Babysitting courses, page 46<br />

• Hobbies, Crafts & Games, page 53<br />

• After school programs, page 55<br />

• Family Literacy Day games & stories, page 59<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

TEENS<br />

Computer & Training<br />

Digital Design Studio Basics<br />

A fantastic <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong> learning experience for ages 14-<br />

18. A three-day workshop on the latest in Photoshop and<br />

website design using Dreamweaver. Call 416-393-7209 to<br />

register. Program takes place in Learning Centre 1.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Mar. 14, 15, 16 10 am<br />

Culture, Arts &<br />

Entertainment<br />

Teen Flicks<br />

Drop in and enjoy a teen movie. Call the branch to find out<br />

what movies are playing.<br />

S. Walter Stewart <strong>March</strong> 14 6 pm<br />

Agincourt <strong>March</strong> 15 4 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 17 4 pm<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Virtual Vacations<br />

Not going anywhere for <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong>? Visit the most<br />

beautiful, untouched areas of the world, virtually at the<br />

library. You must bring your library card.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Anime<br />

Join us for films that showcase the art of Japanese<br />

animation. Light refreshments provided.<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 16 6 pm<br />

Thorncliffe <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Keep it Real Skateboarding Event<br />

Experience a skate demo, be entertained with band music<br />

or a rap artist. Bring your own T-shirt for some graffiti.<br />

Centennial <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Get Moving the Hip Hop Way<br />

See what hip hop dance is all about in this two-hour<br />

workshop by a professional instructor. For ages 13-17.<br />

Fairview* <strong>March</strong> 12 2 pm<br />

Zumba Dance Workshop<br />

Have fun and learn some great dance moves with<br />

instructor Michele Walks.<br />

Cedarbrae <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Beginner <strong>Break</strong>dance<br />

Get some new moves with Maehem from Street Dance<br />

Academy. For ages 12-18.<br />

Lillian H. Smith* <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

ABS Crew Dance Workshop<br />

Professional performers from ABS Crew deliver a<br />

combination of acrobatics, circus arts and breakdancing.<br />

Humberwood <strong>March</strong> 17 6:30 pm<br />

Dance Workshop<br />

A two-hour dance workshop with a Latin theme plus<br />

other world music and dance thrown in, including African,<br />

Bollywood and Bellydance. This workshop covers basic<br />

steps but with no particular focus and no partner required.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka* <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Asian Pop Dance<br />

Watch a performance and learn a few moves yourself.<br />

Sanderson <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Laughter at the <strong>Library</strong><br />

Meet a professional stand-up comedian and learn all the<br />

tricks of the trade — timing, improvisation and just plain<br />

humour, or just come out for laughs and good times.<br />

Albert Campbell* <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

Runnymede* <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Mystic Drumz<br />

Hands-on drumming workshop for teens. Play an<br />

instrument as the entire group becomes a percussion<br />

ensemble and learns a song from start to finish.<br />

Don Mills* <strong>March</strong> 15 4 pm<br />

Barbara Frum <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard <strong>March</strong> 17 6 pm<br />

Deejaying Workshop with Scratch Lab<br />

Join Scratch Lab DJ Institute for mixing, matching and<br />

scratching like a DJ with this introductory DJ lesson. Try<br />

your hand at some of the techniques used by real DJs to<br />

pump up crowds.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 14 4:30 pm<br />

Jones* <strong>March</strong> 18 4 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

DJ with DA Senator<br />

Learn the basic skills of deejaying with a local artist DA<br />

Senator as he demonstrates how to mix using a laptop and<br />

CDs.<br />

Malvern* <strong>March</strong> 16 4 pm<br />

Health & Wellness<br />

Babysitting Courses<br />

Become a great babysitter. Get your babysitting certificate<br />

from Red Cross or St. John Ambulance. A fee is required for<br />

materials and textbook. Call the library for payment details<br />

and registration information. For ages 11-17.<br />

Evelyn Gregory* <strong>March</strong> 16 10:30 am<br />

Fairview* <strong>March</strong> 16 9 am-5 pm<br />

North York Central* <strong>March</strong> 16 9 am-5 pm<br />

Take a <strong>Break</strong> with Laughter Yoga<br />

Did you know you don’t need any jokes to make someone<br />

laugh? Get your laughing act together with Laughter Yoga.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 15 2:30 pm<br />

Jean Purse and Wallet Workshop<br />

Recycle an old pair of jeans by using basic sewing<br />

techniques to turn them into a cool purse or wallet.<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 17 4 pm<br />

Art of Making Jewellery<br />

A fun workshop for teens ages 13-16 to design and make<br />

their own jewellery.<br />

Amesbury Park* <strong>March</strong> 18 1:30 pm<br />

Want to Know Your Future, Present and Past?<br />

Psychic Crystal guides you into the future with her psychic<br />

powers.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Flemo’s Game Night<br />

Join us for some video game fun. Get a chance to compete<br />

with friends and staff to see who is the best at PS2, PS3 and<br />

Nintendo Wii games. Co-sponsored with Hincks-Dellcrest<br />

Centre Youth Workers. For ages 11-17. You must have a<br />

valid library card to play.<br />

Flemingdon Park* <strong>March</strong> 18 3:30 pm<br />

Games, Games and More Games<br />

Come out and have fun playing all sorts of video and<br />

board games. Bring your own or try one of ours.<br />

Morningside <strong>March</strong> 15 2 pm<br />

Hobbies, Crafts & Games<br />

Beading<br />

Make a beaded bracelet or anklet. All materials provided.<br />

Downsview* <strong>March</strong> 9 4 pm<br />

Morningside* <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

S. Walter Stewart* <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Draw with Adam Bourret<br />

Award-winning graphic novelist Adam Bourret teaches you<br />

how to draw. For ages 13-17.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone* <strong>March</strong> 16 4 pm<br />

Movie Makeup on a Budget<br />

Get the basics on movie makeup and general techniques<br />

from professional makeup expert, Leslie Gray. Practise one<br />

or two makeup styles.<br />

Forest Hill <strong>March</strong> 15 4 pm<br />

North York Central* <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Highland Creek <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Jones <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Taylor Memorial <strong>March</strong> 16 2 pm<br />

Northern Elms <strong>March</strong> 17 2 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 18 4 pm<br />

Wychwood <strong>March</strong> 18 2 pm<br />

Woodview Park <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

Writers Group<br />

Writing Workshop for Young Adults 14-19<br />

Are you obsessed with blogging, updating your facebook<br />

status or with tweeting? Join us for fun, creative speed<br />

writing exercises, real-life stories, and to create a minimemoir.<br />

Part of the Writer in Residence program. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary/writerinresidence.<br />

Parkdale <strong>March</strong> 12 2 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 19 2 pm<br />

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AUTHOR TALKS &<br />

LECTURES<br />

Hear authors and speakers<br />

from across Canada and<br />

around the world discuss<br />

new books and big ideas.<br />

Photo: Margaret Trudeau at the Appel Salon,<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

Make <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> your destination for free<br />

readings and discussions on new books, big ideas and world<br />

events. We bring the hottest authors and speakers from across<br />

the country and around the world to a branch near you.<br />

The BRAM & BLUMA Appel SALON<br />

Hear Karen Armstrong on leading a compassionate<br />

life; Bob Rae on exporting democracy; Peter Oundjian<br />

on conducting the TSO; Performing Arts lectures and<br />

discussions from Shakespeare to Shaw.<br />

Freedom to Read Week<br />

Explore ideas on freedom of expression by attending one<br />

of our discussions on censorship.<br />

THE EH LIST<br />

Meet the Canadian authors everybody’s reading:<br />

André Alexis, Terry Fallis, Russell Smith, Giles Blunt and<br />

many more.<br />

Plus readings, lectures, workshops and<br />

more great programs at your local branch.<br />

TORONTO CELEBRATES CANADA READS 2011<br />

Come meet this year’s contenders.<br />

Celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of the Canada Reads battle of the<br />

books featuring some of this year's nominated writers and defenders.<br />

Hosted by Mary Ito. Presented with CBC Radio 99.1.<br />

Fri. Feb. 4, 7 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>, Atrium<br />

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AUTHOR TALKS & LECTURES<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

2011<br />

Freedom to Read Week Semaine de la liberté d’expression<br />

February 20-26 Février www.freedomtoread.ca<br />

Book and Periodical Council<br />

What We TALK<br />

ABOUT When We<br />

TALK About Hate<br />

A panel discussion on hate speech,<br />

censorship and free expression, with Susan<br />

G. Cole, Jonathan Kay, Janet Keeping and<br />

Richard Moon. Moderated by Steve Paikin.<br />

Tickets $10 at the door. Proceeds to PEN<br />

Canada.<br />

Fri. Feb. 25, 7 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>, Atrium<br />

CENSORING MANGA<br />

FOR FUN and PROFIT<br />

There are the changes you know about<br />

when Japanese manga (comics and graphic<br />

novels) make their way to North America—<br />

translation, localization—and the changes<br />

you don't. Beguiling Bookstore manager<br />

Christopher Butcher talks about the many<br />

surprising and unfortunate ways manga<br />

are censored in North America — and what<br />

you can do about it!<br />

Presentation contains ideas and images<br />

intended for a mature audience.<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 7 pm<br />

Lillian H. Smith Branch<br />

SexUAL OUTLIERS:<br />

CENSORSHIP, AdvOCACY<br />

JOURNALISM and the<br />

GAY PRESS<br />

Pink Triangle Press (PTP), publisher of Xtra and fab, presents a lively<br />

and titillating discussion on moral puzzles involving censorship and<br />

free expression as covered in the gay press.<br />

How can queer communities reconcile the fights for freedom of sexual and political<br />

expression with the fight against homophobic expression?<br />

Issues range from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, to murder music, to the Canada<br />

Border Services Agency, to the Westboro Baptist Church and the Institute for<br />

Canadian Values.<br />

With PTP staffers Matt Mills, Marcus McCann, Justin Stayshyn and Matt Thomas; Ecce<br />

Homo Theatre Artistic Director Alistair Newton; and other queer writers, bloggers<br />

and journalists.<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 7 pm<br />

Yorkville Branch<br />

BANNED BOOKS:<br />

Madame BovARY<br />

"No gauze for him, no veils - he gives us nature in<br />

all her nudity and crudity"<br />

- Ernest Pinard, Imperial Advocate for the Prosecution in the trial of Madame Bovary<br />

Join a discussion about the banned book that sparked such moral<br />

outrage that the author and publisher were put on trial. Discover<br />

Gustave Flaubert’s biting satire of the French bourgeoisie, chronicling<br />

the desperate antics of Madame Bovary that led to her ruin; and learn<br />

about the bourgeoisie’s stifling response.<br />

Mon. Feb. 28, 2 pm<br />

Deer Park Branch<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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AUTHOR TALKS & LECTURES<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

JAN — MAR<br />

New books. Big ideas.<br />

join the conversation.<br />

Karen Armstrong<br />

On taking twelve steps to a<br />

compassionate life. With CBC<br />

Radio's Mary Hynes.<br />

Mon. Jan. 17, 7 pm<br />

Jackie Maxwell and<br />

Michael Healey<br />

On new approaches to George<br />

Bernard Shaw. With the Shaw<br />

Festival's Joanna Falck.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 3, 7 pm<br />

Star Talks: Bob Rae<br />

On exporting democracy and<br />

other risky ideas. With the<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Star’s James Travers.<br />

Mon. Feb. 7, 7 pm<br />

On Stage Performing Arts<br />

Theatre Series<br />

Stratford Festival presents four<br />

Shakespeare Lectures. See<br />

page 35 for details.<br />

Tuesdays, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29, 7 pm<br />

Star Talks: Peter Oundjian<br />

On coming home to direct the<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Symphony Orchestra.<br />

With the <strong>Toronto</strong> Star's John<br />

Terauds.<br />

Fri. Mar. 11, 7 pm<br />

The Bar at the Appel Salon<br />

Join us for a drink. Cash bar<br />

reception one hour before events.<br />

Starting in January 2011, all Appel Salon events will require a free ticket for admission.<br />

Please visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon or phone 416-393-7131 for details.<br />

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

789 Yonge Street (one block north of Bloor Street)<br />

Answerline: 416-393-7131<br />

salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

Author Series<br />

Meet the<br />

Canadian<br />

writers<br />

everyone’s<br />

reading<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/ehlist<br />

Dr. Brian Goldman<br />

The Night Shift<br />

Wed. Mar. 9, 7 pm<br />

S. Walter Stewart Branch<br />

André Alexis<br />

Beauty and Sadness<br />

Thurs. Mar. 10, 7 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

Tues. Mar. 15, 7 pm<br />

Runnymede Branch<br />

Giles Blunt<br />

Crime Machine<br />

Thurs. Mar. 17, 7 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

Terry Fallis<br />

The High Road<br />

Thurs. Mar. 17, 7 pm<br />

Barbara Frum Branch<br />

Wed. Mar. 23, 7 pm<br />

Northern District Branch<br />

Russell Smith<br />

Girl Crazy<br />

Wed. Mar. 30, 7 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong><br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> gratefully acknowledges<br />

the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.<br />

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AUTHOR TALKS & LECTURES<br />

ADULTS<br />

Author Talks<br />

Alison Pick<br />

Author Alison Pick reads from her critically-acclaimed<br />

novel, Far to Go. Part mystery, part love story, Far to Go<br />

tells the story of an affluent Czech Jewish family at the<br />

onset of World War II.<br />

Locke February 1 2 pm<br />

Lisa De Nikolits<br />

Lisa reads from her novel, The Hungry Mirror, and discusses<br />

its honest and compelling portrayal of women dealing with<br />

eating disorders. This program is of particular interest to<br />

concerned parents and teens.<br />

Annette Street February 15 7 pm<br />

Lynda Fishman<br />

Lynda Fishman discusses her memoir, Repairing Rainbows, a<br />

true story of family, tragedy and choices.<br />

Danforth/Coxwell <strong>March</strong> 2 6:30 pm<br />

Andrew Smith<br />

Andrew Smith discusses his book, Edith's War, a many<br />

layered novel of secrets, familial relations, motherhood,<br />

love and passion, all set in Liverpool's Blitz.<br />

Deer Park February 22 2 pm<br />

Nowhere Land with Kevin Courrier<br />

Author Kevin Courrier talks about the Beatles’ utopian<br />

dream based on his latest book, Artificial Paradise.<br />

Spadina Road <strong>March</strong> 3 7 pm<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Meet Monica Kulling<br />

Monica Kulling reads from her book, All Aboard, the story<br />

of African-Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy. For Grades 2-4.<br />

Teachers can call 416-394-1000 to book.<br />

Maria. A. Shchuka February 15 10:30 am<br />

3-D Stories with Ruth Ohi<br />

Join us for an afternoon of stories with author Ruth Ohi<br />

and an art workshop with Lakeshore Arts. Free tickets<br />

available 30 minutes before the program. For ages 5-9.<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 26 1:30 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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BOOK CLUBS & WRITERS GROUPS<br />

BOOK CLUBS &<br />

WRITERS GROUPS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Discuss your favourite<br />

stories with others or<br />

try your hand at<br />

creating your own.<br />

Photo: Participants in the annual Young Voices<br />

conference held at North York Central <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

ADULTS<br />

Book Clubs & Discussion Groups<br />

Join one of our many book clubs across the city and participate in stimulating conversation.<br />

At every meeting, you and your club members select a different book to discuss for the next<br />

get-together. New members are always welcome. Some clubs may select their books based on<br />

specific genres or group interests (such as non-fiction, mystery or classic). To find out how you<br />

can join and suggest book titles and authors, call your local branch for details.<br />

Tea and Books<br />

Discuss new books and old favourites with library staff.<br />

Light refreshments provided.<br />

Locke Jan. 4, Feb.1, Mar. 1 2 pm<br />

Annette Street Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2 2 pm<br />

Runnymede Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2 3 pm<br />

Northern Elms Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 2 pm<br />

Rexdale January 11 2 pm<br />

Richview Jan. 11, Feb. 1, Mar. 1 2 pm<br />

Parliament Street Jan. 11, Feb. 15, Mar. 15 2 pm<br />

St. James Town Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 23 2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 22 2 pm<br />

Elmbrook Park Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17 2 pm<br />

Alderwood Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 24 2 pm<br />

Humberwood Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 11 am<br />

Long Branch Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31 2 pm<br />

Taylor Memorial* February 1 7 pm<br />

Mimico Centennial Feb. 2, Mar. 4 2 pm<br />

Rexdale Feb. 8, Mar. 8 2 pm<br />

Palmerston Feb. 22, Mar. 22 2 pm<br />

TO great resources for your<br />

book club:<br />

• Book Club To Go: Borrow multiple copies of a<br />

book for your book club.<br />

• Ideas for Book Clubs: Suggestions for book club<br />

activities and ideas.<br />

• Award Winners, Best Sellers, New Titles: Find<br />

your group’s next great read.<br />

• Book Club Locations: Look for a book club or<br />

discussion group to join at your local library<br />

branch.<br />

• Book Buzz: Your online book club. Read this<br />

month’s pick and join the discussion.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/bookclubs<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

BOOK CLUBS & WRITERS GROUPS<br />

Book Groups<br />

Share your love of books and listen to others present their<br />

favourites in an informal, lively setting.<br />

Beaches Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 7 pm<br />

High Park Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9 6:30 pm<br />

Northern Elms Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11 2 pm<br />

Leaside Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31 7 pm<br />

Feminist Book Discussion Group<br />

The Older Women’s Network invites women, midlife and<br />

older, to meet and share views and ideas about selected<br />

books. The focus is on feminist issues.<br />

North York Central Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2 1:30 pm<br />

Northern District Jan.19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16 2 pm<br />

Shakespeare Readers<br />

Have fun reading Shakespeare aloud. Participants can<br />

volunteer to read a part or simply listen.<br />

Beaches Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5 2 pm<br />

Deer Park Jan. 31, Feb. 7 2 pm<br />

No Fiction! A Book Club about Ideas<br />

Join us for discussions on non-fiction titles. Contact the<br />

branches for more information and copies of the books.<br />

McGregor Park Jan. 12, Mar. 9 1:30 pm<br />

Mount Pleasant February 3 7 pm<br />

Space and Time Continuum<br />

A science fiction discussion group.<br />

Palmerston Jan. 15, Feb. 19 12 pm<br />

Dickens Fellowship <strong>Toronto</strong><br />

A Charles Dickens study group.<br />

Northern District Feb. 16, Mar. 16 7 pm<br />

Tea and Murder<br />

For all mystery lovers. Enjoy listening to mystery book talks<br />

once a month.<br />

Wychwood Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17 2 pm<br />

Mount Pleasant Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 7 pm<br />

Coffee and Books<br />

A presentation about books, new and old.<br />

Yorkville* Jan. 25, Feb. 2, Mar. 29 2 pm<br />

Poetry Out Loud<br />

Come and share a favourite poem or one you’ve written<br />

yourself. Pick a poem you can read or recite in five minutes<br />

or less.<br />

Beaches* Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 6:30 pm<br />

Kids Lit is Alright: A Children’s Book Club for Adults<br />

Join other children’s book lovers to discuss new and old<br />

favourites.<br />

Locke Feb. 7, Mar. 7 7 pm<br />

Book Clubs and<br />

Discussion Groups<br />

in French and Other<br />

Languages<br />

Club de lecture<br />

Vous êtes invitées à vous joindre à un des clubs de lecture<br />

en français et à participer à des discussions stimulantes.<br />

Les nouveaux membres sont les bienvenues. Vous devez<br />

contacter 416-395-5762 pour vous s’inscrire.<br />

North York Central 6 jan , 10 fév, 3 mars 7h<br />

Richview 25 jan, 22 fév, 22 mars 7h<br />

Yorkville 27 jan, 24 fév 7h<br />

Spanish Reading Circle<br />

Discuss selected books in Spanish.<br />

Palmerston Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7 7 pm<br />

Cantonese Book Discussion Group<br />

A trained leader conducts discussions on books in<br />

Cantonese about a variety of subjects in literature.<br />

Fairview* Jan. 4, Feb. Mar. 1 1:30 pm<br />

Cantonese Book Club<br />

Join us to discuss great Chinese books.<br />

Goldhawk Park Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, Mar. 4 1 pm<br />

Mandarin Book Club<br />

Share your joy of reading Chinese books.<br />

Albert Campbell* Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14 6:30 pm<br />

Polish Book Club<br />

Discuss a great Polish book each month. Contact the library for<br />

a list of upcoming titles. This program is conducted in Polish.<br />

Runnymede Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28 7 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Writers Groups<br />

Writers Group<br />

Join a dynamic writers group. Read from and discuss work<br />

in progress.<br />

High Park Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 9:30 am<br />

Joy of Writing<br />

A weekly writers workshop and gathering where we read,<br />

write, laugh and inspire each other.<br />

Queen/Saulter Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 7 pm<br />

Memoir Writing<br />

Draw upon your experiences and life stories and write your<br />

personal memoir. An opportunity to leave your legacy for<br />

family and friends. Meet to read, write and critique each<br />

other’s work. Bring family photos if possible, for inspiration.<br />

Lillian H. Smith Mondays, Jan. 3-Mar. 14 2 pm<br />

Eatonville* Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2 6:30 pm<br />

Cliffcrest Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22, 1 pm<br />

Mar. 8, 22<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 31 6:30 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Writers Co-operative<br />

Workshops with guest authors, readings and open mic.<br />

Your opportunity to polish, publish and perform your<br />

work. Program takes place in Lower Level, B1.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Sundays, Jan. 9-30 2 pm<br />

Calling All Aspiring Writers!<br />

Bring your work for critique in a supportive atmosphere.<br />

This group is a self-run, self-sustained working group<br />

for those who are seriously pursuing the writing life.<br />

Rooms vary, call 416-395-5639 for information. Part of the<br />

Writer in Residence program. Visit torontopubliclibrary/<br />

writerinresidence.<br />

North York Central Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24 6:30 pm<br />

Writers Workshop<br />

Explore the world of writing with award-winning author<br />

Catherine Rondina. Learn about the inside world of<br />

publishing, hone your research skills, discuss market trends,<br />

learn how to choose topics that sell and receive critical<br />

feedback.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 26 2:30 pm<br />

Character Building and Creating Conflicts<br />

An intensive class on developing effective characters and<br />

dramatic tension. Part of the Writer in Residence program.<br />

Visit torontopubliclibrary/writerinresidence.<br />

North York Central* Febuary 24 7 pm<br />

Writers Groups in Other<br />

Languages<br />

Hungarian Friendship and Writers Circle<br />

Discuss literature in a friendly salon-like atmosphere. Share<br />

your own written material or other published works. New<br />

participants welcome. Conversation is in Hungarian.<br />

Barbara Frum* Wednesdays, Jan. 1- 2 pm<br />

Mar. 30<br />

Saturdays, Jan. 15,<br />

2 pm<br />

Feb. 5, 19, Mar. 5, 19<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

MEET WRITER in RESIDENCE:<br />

Elizabeth Ruth<br />

Author of Ten Good Seconds of Silence, Smoke, and<br />

The Matador (coming in 2012).<br />

February 12, 1:30 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong>, Auditorium<br />

Get your writing critiqued. Visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/<br />

writerinresidence to find out how to submit your<br />

manuscript.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> gratefully acknowledges<br />

the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

BOOK CLUBS & WRITERS GROUPS<br />

TEENS<br />

Booktalking: White Pine Award Reading Program<br />

Read the best of Canada’s recent young adult fiction.<br />

Talk about the nominated titles for the Ontario <strong>Library</strong><br />

Association 2011. Read five books and qualify to vote for<br />

the most popular book.<br />

York Woods* Thursdays, Jan. 6-27 6 pm<br />

Teen Reads<br />

Passionate about books? Join other book lovers for a<br />

discussion of new and popular books. Light refreshments<br />

served.<br />

Downsview* Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 4 pm<br />

Awesome Anime Alliance<br />

If you love to read manga and watch anime, come talk about<br />

your favourites and watch some cool anime on the big screen.<br />

Agincourt Feb. 28, Mar. 28 4 pm<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Book & Activity Club for Kids<br />

Read and talk with other kids about fun, exciting and<br />

interesting books and participate in book-related activities.<br />

For children in Grades 3-5.<br />

St. James Town* Wednesdays, Jan. 12-Mar. 9 4 pm<br />

Kids Reading Club<br />

An ongoing after school reading club for children ages<br />

7-12.<br />

Gerrard/Ashdale Wednesdays, Jan. 12-Mar. 30 4 pm<br />

Albion Bionic Bookworms<br />

A book club for ages 8-10. Read a book each month, talk<br />

about it and play games. Register and pick up your first<br />

book on January 3.<br />

Albion* Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25 4:30 pm<br />

Teen Writers Group<br />

Meet other creative writers, share your writing and learn<br />

creative writing skills in a supportive atmosphere.<br />

Barbara Frum Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 4 5:30 pm<br />

Get PUBLISHED!<br />

YOUNG VOICES<br />

Young Voices magazine of teen writing and artwork<br />

is looking for art, stories, poems, rants, reviews and<br />

other writing by teens 12 to 19 years old.<br />

Pick up a submission form at any <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong><br />

<strong>Library</strong> branch. Submit your written work online at<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/youngvoices<br />

Deadline: April 2, 2011.<br />

Honour with Books<br />

Looking for that<br />

perfect gift?<br />

• Holiday •<br />

• Birthday •<br />

• Wedding •<br />

• Thanks to a Teacher •<br />

• Retirement •<br />

Give the gift of lifelong learning. Your donation to<br />

the <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation Honour with<br />

Books program lets you give something special to the<br />

community while honouring those you love.<br />

To make a gift or for more information, call 416-393-7123<br />

or pick up an Honour with Books brochure at your<br />

local branch.<br />

Your library. Vital to you. Vital to support.<br />

Donate to <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation today.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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BUSINESS, LEGAL & FINANCE<br />

BUSINESS,<br />

LEGAL & FINANCE<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Get professional advice<br />

and resources at our free<br />

seminars, workshops and<br />

one-on-one sessions.<br />

Photo: Business resources and specialized staff are available at<br />

both <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong> and North York Central <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

ADULTS<br />

Small Business Information<br />

Launching Your Business Online<br />

Use online resources to develop and launch a business<br />

website in a quick and cost-effective manner. A hands-on<br />

portion of the program is building a multi-page website<br />

for a small business. Program takes place in Learning<br />

Centre I. Call 416-393-7209 to register.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 17, Feb. 18 10 am<br />

Small Business Information Seminar<br />

A Canada Revenue Agency representative provides basic<br />

information about starting your own business.<br />

York Woods* February 23 6:30 pm<br />

Start a Small Business in Ontario<br />

A small business advisor provides tips that could help<br />

you create an HST account, get details about payroll<br />

requirements and learn about the many expenses that can<br />

be claimed.<br />

Agincourt* January 19 1 pm<br />

Using Social Media Can Help Your Small Business<br />

A virtual tour to show you how Twitter, Facebook and<br />

LinkedIn can help you with your small business. Brief,<br />

hands-on time is included. Program takes place in Learning<br />

Centre I. Call 416-393-7209 to register.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference January 22 2 pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1<br />

7 pm<br />

TO business and personal finance<br />

blogs and tools online:<br />

• Business databases<br />

• Company and industry information<br />

• Market research and statistics<br />

• Personal finance and investment resources<br />

• Information on starting your own business<br />

• More programs on business, legal and personal<br />

finance<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/business<br />

Marketing Research Online<br />

A virtual tour on the ways Statistics Canada, MarketLine<br />

and Census information can help you with market research<br />

for your small business. Program takes place in Learning<br />

Centre I. Call 416-393-7209 to register.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference February 5 2 pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 29<br />

7 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

BUSINESS, LEGAL & FINANCE<br />

Legal<br />

Legal Aid Clinic<br />

An Ontario legal aid lawyer provides free advice and<br />

guidance on a variety of legal issues. By appointment<br />

only. To book, call 416-395-5613 or come in person to the<br />

Business & Urban Affairs Department on the 4th floor.<br />

Program takes place in Room 515.<br />

North York Central Tuesdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 29 6:30 pm<br />

Landlord and Tenant Law<br />

A caseworker from Unison Health and Community Services-<br />

Community Legal Clinic, offers free advice and guidance<br />

regarding landlord and tenant laws.<br />

Evelyn Gregory* February 2 1:30 pm<br />

Cyber Bullying and You<br />

Cyber bullying is a crime. Join Police Constable Scott<br />

Mills as he discusses the facts about cyber bullying. What<br />

are the warning signs? What are the basic Internet rules<br />

that everyone should follow? If caught, what are the<br />

consequences of cyber bullying?<br />

Agincourt* February 7 4 pm<br />

Fraud Awareness<br />

<strong>March</strong> is Fraud Prevention Month. Protect yourself from<br />

counterfeit money. Learn about the security features of<br />

Canadian money from a representative of the Bank of<br />

Canada.<br />

York Woods* <strong>March</strong> 12 12:30 pm<br />

Personal Finance<br />

How to Budget Your Money and Get Out of Debt<br />

Be debt free in 2011. Find out how to reach your financial<br />

goals with strategies for money management and<br />

budgeting. Learn about saving for needs, wants and<br />

emergencies.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka* January 12 2:30 pm<br />

York Woods* January 25 3 pm<br />

Feb. 22, Mar. 22<br />

6 pm<br />

Don Mills* February 16 6 pm<br />

Pensionize your Nest Egg<br />

Alexandra MacQueen, co-author of Pensionize Your Nest<br />

Egg, discusses how you can ensure a worry-free retirement<br />

and develop a guaranteed retirement income for life.<br />

Program takes place in meeting Room 2/3.<br />

North York Central* January 13 6:30 pm<br />

Estate Planning and Why do I Need It?<br />

Learn about wills, powers-of-attorney, probate and<br />

related taxes. Discover strategies for gifting, trusts and<br />

beneficiaries. Hear in plain English what often sounds like<br />

legalese.<br />

Beaches* January 18 7 pm<br />

Home Ownership for Low Income Families<br />

Staff from Habitat for Humanity <strong>Toronto</strong> discuss the<br />

organization, criteria and application process. Program<br />

takes place in meeting Room 2. Call 416-755-7353, Ext. 239<br />

to register.<br />

York Woods Jan. 19, Mar. 23 1:30 pm<br />

February 16<br />

6:30 pm<br />

Surviving Tough Economic Times<br />

Credit bureaus, credit files and credit ratings! What<br />

happens when I can’t pay? Discuss managing your debt and<br />

improving credit and enjoy more peace of mind even when<br />

things get tough.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka* January 19 2:30 pm<br />

Gaining Financial Control of your Divorce<br />

What are the factors to consider when settling financial<br />

aspects of your divorce? Child support, family home,<br />

RRSPs and pensions to be discussed. Hear examples of<br />

settlement proposals and long-term financial implications<br />

of settlements. Program takes place in Elizabeth Beeton<br />

Auditorium.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference January 19 6:30 pm<br />

Tax Information Workshop<br />

Get information from trained professionals on tax-related<br />

laws and regulations.<br />

Flemingdon Park January 27 5 pm<br />

Feb. 9, Mar. 5<br />

2 pm<br />

Seniors and Income Tax<br />

A Canada Revenue Agency representative provides an<br />

overview about tax issues that impact seniors, filing<br />

a return, credits, paying taxes and where to get help.<br />

Program takes place in Room 2/3. Call 416-395-5613 to<br />

register.<br />

North York Central February 24 6:30 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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BUSINESS, LEGAL & FINANCE<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Income Tax Clinic<br />

Canada Revenue Agency certified volunteers help<br />

individuals fill out their 2010 income tax returns. Interest<br />

income must be under $1000. Program takes place on<br />

Concourse level.<br />

North York Central Tuesdays-Fridays, Mar. 1- 9 am-2 pm<br />

Apr. 29 (except Apr. 22)<br />

Save on Your Taxes<br />

A certified financial advisor shows you how to keep more<br />

of your money at tax time.<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 2 7 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 10 6:30 pm<br />

Income Tax Clinic<br />

Assistance in filling out 2010 income tax returns is provided<br />

to individuals and families with low income. These clinics<br />

are available by appointment only to single persons with<br />

incomes under $25,000 or families with an income of under<br />

$30,000. One tax form per appointment. Call the branch to<br />

book.<br />

Flemingdon Park Mar. 3, 10, 12 6 pm<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 12 10 am<br />

Maximum Income Strategies<br />

Learn from an investment advisor: the step-by-step process to<br />

design and execute a retirement income plan which makes<br />

the best use of all assets and entitlements throughout the<br />

changing stages of retirement.<br />

Eatonville* <strong>March</strong> 24 7 pm<br />

Personal Finance<br />

<strong>Programs</strong> in Other<br />

Languages<br />

Taxation Workshop in Mandarin<br />

This program is in Mandarin. Discuss the Canadian<br />

taxation system, how to file an income tax return, report<br />

any overseas property and Canadian residency and nonresidency<br />

for income tax purposes.<br />

Bridlewood* February 10 6 pm<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24<br />

1:30 pm<br />

Albert Campbell* <strong>March</strong> 9 6 pm<br />

Start a Small Business in Ontario<br />

This program is in Chinese. A small business advisor<br />

provides tips that could help you create an HST account,<br />

get details about payroll requirements and learn about the<br />

many expenses that can be claimed.<br />

Agincourt* February 16 1 pm<br />

Free Tax Clinics – Where to Find Them?<br />

Find out where your nearest free tax clinic is located,<br />

who is eligible and what you’ll need to bring with you.<br />

Translation available in Spanish and Portuguese (Feb. 25)<br />

and Mandarin (Feb. 28).<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Feb. 25, 28 2 pm<br />

How to File Your 2010 Income Tax Return<br />

This program is in Chinese. A certified financial planner<br />

explains step-by-step the details of filing your income tax<br />

return.<br />

Agincourt* <strong>March</strong> 12 9:30 am<br />

business research<br />

tools<br />

Come in for help at our Business<br />

Information Desks at North York Central<br />

<strong>Library</strong> 416-395-5613 and <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference<br />

<strong>Library</strong> 416-393-7149.<br />

Or connect with more than 100 online<br />

business journals and articles.<br />

Visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/business<br />

and click on Business Databases.<br />

The <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation is grateful<br />

to Mr. and Mrs. Shah for their generous gift<br />

to the <strong>Library</strong> in thanks for helping them on their<br />

road to success. They encourage others to use the<br />

<strong>Library</strong> to achieve their own success and to give<br />

back to the community.<br />

Your <strong>Library</strong>. Vital to you. Vital to support.<br />

Donate to <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

Foundation today. tplfoundation.ca<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

CAREER & JOB<br />

SEARCH HELP<br />

CAREER & JOB SEARCH HELP<br />

Connect with job<br />

counsellors, employment<br />

agencies and a wealth of<br />

career-related resources.<br />

Photo: A variety of career and job search books and other<br />

tools are available at branches throughout the city.<br />

ADULTS<br />

Employment Café<br />

These sessions provide resumé critique, job search support<br />

and information.<br />

Centennial Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 1 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Employment and Social Services Information<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Employment and Social Services staff answer<br />

your questions about Ontario Works and provide support<br />

with job searching, cover letters, resumés, information on<br />

training programs, professional workshops and job fairs.<br />

Parkdale Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4 1 pm<br />

Looking for a Job?<br />

Discover the job hunting resources available at the library,<br />

including company and industry information and interview<br />

materials. Tours begin at Business, Science & Technology<br />

Desk, 3rd floor.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 8, 18, Feb. 22 2 pm<br />

Feb. 10, Mar. 10<br />

11 am<br />

Mar. 15<br />

7 pm<br />

Three-Day Job Search Workshop<br />

Topics discussed include resumés and cover letters, selfmarketing<br />

techniques, interview preparation and how you<br />

can tap into the job market.<br />

Agincourt* Jan. 10, 17, 24 9:30 am<br />

Woodside Square* Jan. 11, 12, 18, 19 4 pm<br />

Job Searching on the Internet<br />

Use the library’s website to find jobs and career resources<br />

on the Internet. Basic mouse skills are required.<br />

Lillian H. Smith* January 18 9:30 am<br />

February 9<br />

6:30 pm<br />

Resumés that Get Results<br />

Learn how to create an accomplishment-oriented resumé<br />

and receive feedback and tips from a trained facilitator on<br />

how to improve it.<br />

Albert Campbell* January 19 2 pm<br />

Find an Office Job<br />

This workshop helps you on the path to job opportunities,<br />

resumé writing and interview skills you need to know for<br />

finding an office job in Canada.<br />

Bridlewood* January 27 1:30 pm<br />

Access Hidden Jobs<br />

Learn effective strategies and tools on accessing the hidden<br />

job market.<br />

Albert Campbell* February 23 2 pm<br />

The Right Career for You<br />

Discover a range of career options that match your interests.<br />

Participants may research one or more careers and learn about<br />

job duties, a typical work day, salary and career paths.<br />

Albert Campbell* <strong>March</strong> 23 2 pm<br />

TEENS<br />

Blueprints – Looking for Young Entrepreneurs<br />

Youth Unlimited in North York offers this hands-on,<br />

skills-based program to motivate and train youth to build<br />

self-confidence and turn their business ideas and selfemployment<br />

dreams into reality.<br />

York Woods Feb. 25, Mar. 25 3 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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COMPUTER & LIBRARY TRAINING<br />

COMPUTER &<br />

LIBRARY TRAINING<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Learn more about using<br />

computer applications,<br />

online resources and<br />

research databases.<br />

Photo: A computer training class taking place in one of<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>’s 15 Learning Centres.<br />

ADULTS<br />

Computer Training<br />

These popular programs are offered in most branches and Learning Centres across <strong>Toronto</strong>.<br />

For dates, times and locations, call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or come in and speak to our staff.<br />

Move That Mouse<br />

Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills in this hands-on<br />

class. An introduction to skills required for all Internet<br />

courses.<br />

Email Made Easy<br />

Learn to use Web-based email services, set up a free email<br />

account and send your first message.<br />

Web Basics<br />

Explore the Internet using Web addresses, search engines<br />

and subject directories.<br />

Web Basics II<br />

Improve your search techniques using search engines,<br />

subject directories and the library’s website. Web Basics is<br />

the recommended prerequisite.<br />

Web Basics III<br />

Improve your search techniques to master search engines,<br />

subject directories and the library website’s rich content.<br />

Web Basics II is the recommended prerequisite.<br />

Web Basics for Seniors Part I: Move That Mouse<br />

Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills. An introduction to<br />

the World Wide Web in two sessions. For older adults with<br />

little or no Internet experience.<br />

Web Basics for Seniors Part II: Explore the Web<br />

Learn to search the Internet. An introduction to the World<br />

Wide Web in two sessions. For older adults with little or no<br />

Internet experience.<br />

Word Basics Part I: Create and Save a File<br />

Learn to open Word, create a document and save a file. An<br />

introduction to Microsoft Word XP 2002 in two sessions.<br />

Word Basics II: Editing and Using Templates<br />

Learn basic editing, use Help and create letters and<br />

résumés with templates. An introduction to Microsoft<br />

Word XP 2002 in two sessions. Basic keyboarding and<br />

mouse skills are required.<br />

Web 2.0: YouTube, Flickr, Wikis and More<br />

Explore recent changes in creating and sharing information<br />

on the World Wide Web.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

@ Your Fingertips<br />

Still looking for more? We also offer a variety of<br />

in-depth Web-surfing workshops. For a complete listing<br />

of dates, times, locations and topics, go to<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs/computertraining<br />

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* Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

COMPUTER & LIBRARY TRAINING<br />

DIGITAL DESIGN<br />

Call 416-393-7209 to register.<br />

<strong>Programs</strong> take place in<br />

Learning Centre 1.<br />

Studio Basics I: Scanning & Emailing<br />

Learn to scan documents and photos, and to email them<br />

as attachments. Design business cards and letterhead with<br />

hands-on instruction.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 4, Feb. 1, 12, Mar. 8, 22 10 am<br />

Studio Basics II: Websites<br />

Create a simple and basic website with text, hyperlinks and<br />

photos. Instructional software (Dreamweaver) provided.<br />

Required prerequisite: Digital Design Studio Basics I.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 15, 22 10 am<br />

Studio Basics III: Imaging<br />

Everything you need to know about digital photography<br />

using Photoshop. Learn about resolution and mega pixels<br />

for quality photos, as well as safe storage of photos.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Mar. 29 10 am<br />

<strong>Library</strong> Training<br />

Call 416-393-7209 to register for the following library<br />

training programs.<br />

Research Skills Part I<br />

An introduction to the library's print collections, catalogue<br />

and website. A brief tour of the <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

is included. Program takes place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 5, Feb. 9, Mar. 16 10 am<br />

Research Skills Part II<br />

Research strategies, overview of journal databases and<br />

advanced Google options. Keyboarding skills required. Bring<br />

your library card. Program takes place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 19, Feb. 23, Mar. 30 10 am<br />

Researching Magazine and Journal Databases<br />

Learn to use a variety of databases at the library to research<br />

articles in magazines and journals. A tour of Periodicals Centre<br />

is included. Program takes place in Learning Centre 1.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 13, Feb. 24, Mar. 24 2 pm<br />

Special Topics on the Web<br />

A half-hour virtual tour of websites and e<strong>Public</strong>ations.<br />

Topics include: online shopping (Jan. 20) and literature<br />

in translation (Mar. 17). Program takes place in Learning<br />

Centre 1.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 20, Mar. 17 11:30 am<br />

Your City of <strong>Toronto</strong> on the Web<br />

Learn about the City’s website, how to find housing and<br />

job information, financial assistance programs, recreational<br />

events, who your councillor is, and more. Program takes<br />

place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17 2 pm<br />

Researching the News Online<br />

Learn to use online news databases and websites. A tour<br />

of the <strong>Toronto</strong> Star Newspaper Room is included. Program<br />

takes place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 27, Mar. 3 2 pm<br />

Art History<br />

An orientation to the library’s art history collections<br />

through its website, catalogue and electronic resources.<br />

Program takes place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference February 4 10 am<br />

Canadian Literature<br />

An overview of the library’s Canadian literature collections<br />

through its website, catalogue and electronic resources.<br />

Program takes place in Learning Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>March</strong> 4 10 am<br />

TEENS<br />

General Research Skills for Teens<br />

An introduction to the library catalogue, electronic<br />

journals and magazines and Web directories.<br />

York Woods* January 19 6 pm<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Internet Workshops for Kids<br />

Join us for this three-part program that can help you learn<br />

more about the Internet. For kids ages 8-12.<br />

Downsview* Feb. 7, 21, 28 6:30 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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Everything you never expected<br />

in a library card<br />

Think the library is only about books? In fact,<br />

your library card also gives you free access to<br />

eBooks, online research tools, programs,<br />

career resources, special collections and more.<br />

For all that you need and more, visit any branch<br />

and get your free card today.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca


CULTURE, ARTS &<br />

ENTERTAINMENT<br />

Expand your horizons<br />

with concerts, exhibits,<br />

discussions and more.<br />

Photo: Dance, Dance Evolution! Nuit Blanche 2009, Atrium,<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>. Tsar Kasim/Damien D.<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

Big names. New experiences. <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>’s cultural programs<br />

feature artists, scientists, entertainers and newsmakers you’d cross town to<br />

see. Whatever your interests, there’s a free event at the library to enjoy.<br />

Black History Month<br />

Celebrate Black History Month with programs for adults,<br />

children and youth, featuring writers, Caribbean artists and<br />

hip hop history.<br />

Performing Arts<br />

All ages can explore the works of the great playwrights,<br />

with the Shaw and Stratford Festivals and the Shakespeare<br />

in Action Theatre Company.<br />

Thought Exchange<br />

You learn something new every day – especially if you<br />

come to these lively, interactive lectures by experts on<br />

everything from medieval Islamic science to astronomy’s<br />

frontiers.<br />

Plus readings, lectures, workshops and<br />

more great programs at your local branch.<br />

ARTISTS and exHIBITS<br />

Calling all Artists! Exhibiting<br />

Your Work at <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong><br />

<strong>Library</strong><br />

Find out how to prepare your library<br />

application. Includes information on<br />

selecting pieces for exhibit, the jury<br />

process and effective display techniques.<br />

Guest speakers: Carol Barbour, Gallery<br />

and Exhibits Curator, <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong><br />

<strong>Library</strong>; Karen Fleming, Arts and<br />

Exhibits, <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>; and<br />

Susan Cohen, Program Director, Cultural<br />

Careers Council Ontario.<br />

Thurs. Jan. 27, 6:30 pm<br />

Northern District Branch, Room 200<br />

ExHIBITS at the OSBORNE COLLECTION<br />

WINTER FUN!<br />

Lively winter scenes and stories from early<br />

and modern children's books. Plus: original<br />

artwork by Brenda Clark from Franklin's<br />

Bad Day.<br />

Sat. Dec. 18 - Sat. Mar. 5<br />

Lillian H. Smith Branch<br />

MAGIC CITIES<br />

From the home of the Three Bears<br />

to the cottage Snow White shared<br />

with the dwarves. See buildings from<br />

the humble to the humongous in<br />

this exhibit of antique and modern<br />

children's books.<br />

Sat. Mar. 12 - Sat. Jun. 4<br />

Lillian H. Smith Branch<br />

Detail: Perfect Snow, by Barbara Reid (<strong>Toronto</strong>: North Winds, 2009). Reproduced by permission of the artist.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

BLACK HISTORY<br />

ADULTS<br />

PYRAMIDS of KUSH<br />

South of Egypt is the land of Nubia,<br />

ancient Kush, whose inhabitants had<br />

their own unique Nilotic civilization.<br />

Royal Ontario Museum’s Egyptologist<br />

Gayle Gibson discusses the art and<br />

architecture of this ancient Black<br />

African culture.<br />

Tues. Feb. 1, 2 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>,<br />

Beeton Auditorium<br />

RYAD ASSANI-RazAKI<br />

Author of Deux Cercles: nouvelles, cowinner<br />

of the 2010 Trillium Award.<br />

This program is in French.<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 7 pm<br />

Annette Street Branch<br />

SuzANNE Tevlin<br />

HAITI — ONE YEAR LATER<br />

This panel discussion on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti<br />

focuses on the last year’s humanitarian efforts, the current situation and how<br />

Canadians can help. Speakers include a representative from Doctors Without<br />

Borders, and <strong>Toronto</strong> Star columnist Catherine Porter. Call 416-395-5660 to register.<br />

Wed. Feb. 2, 6:45 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong>, Concourse<br />

In CONvERSATION with<br />

DONNA BAILEY NURSE<br />

Join literary critic Donna Bailey Nurse (Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writers)<br />

for a series of readings and intimate conversations about living and writing the Black<br />

Canadian experience.<br />

Adebe D.A. (Ex Nihilo)<br />

and Christian Campbell<br />

(Running the Dusk)<br />

Tues. Feb. 1, 7 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

Walter Borden (actor,<br />

playwright)<br />

Thurs. Feb. 10, 7 pm<br />

Runnymede Branch<br />

Art historian Suzanne Tevlin looks<br />

at the history of paintings that<br />

feature African women, placing them<br />

historically, culturally, socially and<br />

psychologically in the western art of the<br />

nineteenth century.<br />

Tues. Feb. 15, 2 pm<br />

Deer Park Branch<br />

FOR the Love of FOOD<br />

A cooking demonstration about<br />

traditional Caribbean food with an<br />

array of savoury samples.<br />

Sat. Feb. 26, 2 pm<br />

Malvern Branch<br />

Phil Akin, artistic<br />

director, Obsidian<br />

Theatre Company<br />

Mon. Feb. 7, 7 pm<br />

Parkdale Branch<br />

Nalo Hopkinson<br />

(novelist, The New<br />

Moon’s Arms)<br />

and Djanet Sears<br />

(playwright, Harlem<br />

Duet)<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 7 pm<br />

Palmerston Branch<br />

Lorna Goodison (From<br />

Harvey River: A Memoir<br />

of My Mother and Her<br />

People) and Esi Edugyan<br />

(Half Blood Blues)<br />

Tue. Feb. 15, 7 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka Branch<br />

Rachel Manley, Olive<br />

Senior and Pamela<br />

Mordecai<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 7 pm<br />

Don Mills Branch<br />

RBC is proud to support Black History Month<br />

at <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

MONTH<br />

TEENS<br />

STICKING to your Vision,<br />

WITH WESLEY Williams<br />

Canada's Godfather of hip hop on his new book, Stick to Your Vision:<br />

How to Get Past the Hurdles & Haters to Get Where You Want to Be.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 10, 6 pm<br />

Centennial Branch<br />

RHYTHM & REBELLION —<br />

HOW STEELPAN STARTED<br />

AT YORK WOODs branch<br />

RHYTHM DEFINES MovEMENT<br />

Teens from the San Romanoway<br />

Revitalization Association, the community<br />

and the Upfront Theatre Foundation<br />

celebrate African history with steelpan<br />

music, drumming and drama.<br />

Tues. Feb. 1, 5 pm<br />

AFRICAN HISTORY<br />

Author, historian and president of the<br />

Ontario Black History Society, Rosemary<br />

Sadlier provides an overview of Black history,<br />

including the Underground Railroad<br />

and Black Loyalists.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 3, 1:30 pm<br />

RAPPIN’ and JivIN’: HIP-HOP and<br />

R&B SONGWRITING WORKSHOP<br />

Students work with their instructor to<br />

produce a song that all participants can<br />

be a part of, as either rappers,<br />

singers or composers. At the<br />

end, students receive a<br />

CD of their first recorded<br />

production.<br />

Saturdays, Feb. 5-26, 2 pm<br />

FRUIT and Vegetable CarvING<br />

Bring some apples, oranges, plantains,<br />

carrots, green peppers, pineapples or<br />

bananas and capture the creative art of<br />

carving fruits and vegetables for table<br />

centrepieces with Willie Pierre.<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 6 pm<br />

African CANADIAN CHILDREN<br />

AND YOUTH LITERARY FESTIval<br />

This 5th annual festival focuses on<br />

Canadian authors and storytellers from the<br />

African diaspora.<br />

Feb. 12-13, 9 am<br />

ANDREW CRAIG<br />

Meet motivational speaker, radio host, CBC<br />

producer and local resident Andrew Craig.<br />

Fri. Feb. 18, 1:30 pm<br />

dwight drummond<br />

Join Dwight Drummond, co-anchor<br />

of CBC News for a chat with youth<br />

about his own youth and his career.<br />

York Woods Branch<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 10:15 am<br />

Malvern Branch<br />

Thurs. Feb. 10, 10:30 am<br />

Theatre Archipelago’s Rhoma Spencer<br />

traces steelpan music through Caribbean<br />

history from Carnival drumming ensembles<br />

to the rise of the steeldrum. With Talib<br />

Robinson.<br />

Wed. Feb. 2, 10:30 am<br />

Elmbrook Park Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 2, 2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell Branch<br />

CARIBBEAN CARNIval SPIRITS -<br />

TRADITIONAL Mas' CHARACTERS<br />

Louis Saldena, band leader of Caribana<br />

‘Band of the Year' Mas-K Club, tells<br />

stories of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival<br />

characters of old – the Midnight Robber,<br />

the Dame Lorraine and others. With<br />

Ramabai Espinet and Keith Pascal.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 10, 2 pm<br />

Fairview Branch<br />

Thurs. Feb. 10, 7 pm<br />

Kennedy/Eglinton Branch<br />

Hip Hop HAPPENINGS –<br />

THE BEAT GOES On<br />

Indie urban artist Christopher France,<br />

a.k.a. Thrust, explains how hip hop, dub<br />

and Calypso have kept the centuries-old<br />

Griot tradition alive.<br />

Wed. Feb. 16, 2 pm<br />

Brookbanks Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 16, 6 pm<br />

Thorncliffe Branch<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

BLACK HISTORY MONTH<br />

continued<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

SHORT-KNEE<br />

AUTHOR vISITS<br />

Authors bring Black history to life<br />

for parents and kids.<br />

Adwoa BADOE<br />

Between Sisters<br />

Sat. Feb. 5, 2 pm<br />

Malvern Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 2 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 16, 1 pm<br />

Amesbury Park Branch<br />

DIRK McLEAN<br />

Curtain Up! and Play Mas’!<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 10:30 am<br />

Pape/Danforth Branch<br />

Tues. Feb. 15, 10:30 am<br />

Wychwood Branch<br />

Tues. Feb. 15, 2 pm<br />

St. Clair/Silverthorn Branch<br />

ELEMENTS of AFRICAN THEATRE<br />

This interactive presentation delves into<br />

the use of storytelling, dance, music<br />

and audience participation in African<br />

theatre. Conducted by professional<br />

actors, it uses excerpts from the hilarious<br />

play, The Engagement, written by worldacclaimed<br />

Nigerian playwright Femi<br />

Osofisan. Suitable for all ages.<br />

Wed. Feb. 2, 1 pm<br />

York Woods Branch<br />

JODY Nyasha WARNER<br />

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged<br />

Wed. Feb. 2, 10:30 am<br />

Eatonville Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 10:30 am<br />

College/Shaw Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 2 pm<br />

Main Street Branch<br />

RICHARDO KEENS-Douglas<br />

The Nutmeg Princess<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 10:30 am<br />

Parkdale Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 1:30 pm<br />

Gerrard/Ashdale Branch<br />

ROSEMARY SADLIER<br />

The Kid’s Book of Canadian Black History<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 10:30 am<br />

Parliament Street Branch<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 2 pm<br />

Cedarbrae Branch<br />

Muhtadi<br />

Come bang a drum with internationally<br />

renowned percussionist Muhtadi. For ages<br />

6-12. Free tickets for admission available 30<br />

minutes before the program.<br />

Sat. Feb. 5, 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka Branch<br />

Wed. Feb. 9, 2 pm<br />

Spadina Road Branch<br />

Culture and history of the traditional<br />

Grenadian masquerade. A colourful<br />

synthesis of African and European folk<br />

theatres. For ages 8-10.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 17, 2 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard Branch<br />

DUPPIES, JUMBIES and OLD<br />

TIME Tales<br />

Story lovers of all ages are invited to an<br />

evening of slightly scary stories drawn<br />

from the Caribbean heritage.<br />

Thurs. Feb. 17, 6:30 pm<br />

Weston Branch<br />

AFRICAN Drum CIRCLE<br />

Join Jean Assamoa, founder of Akwaba<br />

Cultural Exchange, for a fun drumming<br />

workshop introducing children to the<br />

drums and rhythms of West Africa. For<br />

ages 6-12.<br />

Sat. Feb. 19, 2 pm<br />

Lillian H. Smith Branch<br />

Anansi TALES<br />

Stories, songs, jokes and riddles of<br />

African village folktales for Grades 3-4.<br />

Wed. Feb. 23, 1 pm<br />

York Woods Branch<br />

CARIBBEAN CARNIval in WINTER<br />

Come to a performance of Socca and<br />

Calypso music for the whole family.<br />

Sat. Feb. 5, 2 pm<br />

Sanderson Branch<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

PERFORMING ARTS<br />

ON STAGE PERFORMING ARTS<br />

THEATRE SERIES 2011<br />

FOUR SHAKESPEARE LECTURES<br />

DUPLICITY ✣ Revenge ✣ ANGUISH ✣ JEALOUSY<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival present<br />

four lectures by renowned Shakespearean experts. Hosted by Dr. Jane<br />

Freeman, Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Board of Governors.<br />

Tuesdays in <strong>March</strong>, 7 pm<br />

Cash bar reception 6 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>, Appel Salon (2nd floor)<br />

Duplicity<br />

Twelfth Night<br />

Guest Speaker Philippa<br />

Sheppard<br />

Tues. Mar. 8, 7 pm<br />

Revenge<br />

Titus Andronicus<br />

Guest Speaker Vivian Rakoff<br />

Tues. Mar. 15, 7 pm<br />

ANGUISH<br />

Richard III<br />

Guest Speaker Jane Freeman<br />

Tues. Mar. 22, 7 pm<br />

Jealousy<br />

The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />

Guest Speaker Alexander Leggatt<br />

Tues. Mar. 29, 7 pm<br />

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival aims to set the standard for classical theatre in<br />

North America. Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Richard III and The Merry Wives of<br />

Windsor are presented by Stratford Shakespeare Festival 2011. stratfordfestival.ca<br />

SHAW FESTIVAL TALK<br />

The Shaw Festival turns 50!<br />

Join Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and<br />

playwright Michael Healey for a lively<br />

discussion on "New Approaches to George<br />

Bernard Shaw". Moderated by Shaw<br />

Festival Literary Manager Joanna Falck.<br />

Preceded by a cash bar reception;<br />

Q&A to follow.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>, Appel Salon<br />

Thurs. Feb. 3, 7 pm<br />

FREE six-WEEK program<br />

FOR kids ages 7–12<br />

TD SHAKESPEARE<br />

FOR KIDS<br />

LIBRARY CLUB!<br />

Join us for storytelling<br />

adventures. Explore the world of<br />

magic, wizards, potions, ghosts &<br />

witches in some of the greatest<br />

stories ever told!<br />

Over six Saturdays, professional actor/<br />

teachers from the Shakespeare in Action<br />

Theatre Company lead kids through<br />

drama games and reading exercises.<br />

Children will read three Shakespeare<br />

plays, abridged by Artistic Director<br />

Michael Kelly, including Macbeth, Romeo<br />

and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A<br />

Midsummer Night’s Dream and The<br />

Tempest.<br />

Saturdays, Feb. 5 – Mar. 12<br />

MORNING (10 am – 12 pm)<br />

• Mimico Centennial Branch<br />

• Gerrard/Ashdale Branch<br />

• Pape/Danforth Branch<br />

• Downsview Branch<br />

AFTERNOON (2 – 4 pm)<br />

• Parliament Street Branch<br />

• Don Mills Branch<br />

• Weston Branch<br />

• Humberwood Branch<br />

• Oakwood Village Branch<br />

• Cedarbrae Branch<br />

This program is free, thanks to the generous<br />

support of TD Bank Financial Group.<br />

Register at your local participating branch,<br />

or visit shakespeareinaction.org for more<br />

information.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

PROGRAMS for the CONSTANTLY Curious<br />

Thought ExCHANGE<br />

Satisfy your curiosity with an eclectic collection of lectures and discussions across the city.<br />

CANADIAN FILM:<br />

An Appreciation<br />

A discussion of some of the most<br />

memorable modern Canadian films and the<br />

people who make them with Risa Shuman,<br />

CBC Sunday Edition film commentator<br />

and former TV Ontario Saturday Night at<br />

the Movies senior producer. Each session<br />

includes a short lecture, followed by a film<br />

showing and discussion.<br />

Tuesdays, Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2 pm<br />

Barbara Frum Branch*<br />

BEETHOvEN: His<br />

LIFE and WORKS<br />

Orchestra <strong>Toronto</strong>'s Music Director<br />

Danielle Lisboa presents an outline<br />

of Beethoven's career and unveils his<br />

mastery in symphonic writing. The<br />

lecture is highlighted by guided listening.<br />

Sat. Feb. 19, 3 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong>, Concourse<br />

Call 416-395-5639 to register.<br />

ESSENTIAL WESTERN<br />

Philosophers<br />

Join Professor Jonathan Salem-Wiseman<br />

for a dynamic look at three of history's<br />

greatest philosophers: Socrates, Augustine<br />

and Descartes.<br />

Locke Branch*<br />

The Life and Death of Socrates<br />

Wed. Mar. 16, 6:30 pm<br />

Augustine's Confessions<br />

Wed. Mar. 23, 6:30 pm<br />

Descartes and the Quest for Certainty<br />

Wed. Mar. 30, 6:30 pm<br />

@ the REFERENCE LIBRARY<br />

<strong>Programs</strong> for all interests in the <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong>’s Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium.<br />

Robbie Burns Day Tribute with Marla<br />

Brennan<br />

With her guitar and expertise in poetry<br />

performance, Marla, dressed in traditional<br />

kilt and tam, brings the spirit of Robbie<br />

Burns to life. Join the fun sing-along (song<br />

sheets will be provided), and try on the<br />

Scottish brogue!<br />

Tues. Jan. 18, 1 pm<br />

Feminist Journeys<br />

Celebrated author and scholar Marguerite<br />

Andersen reads from her latest book,<br />

Feminist Journeys and discusses the<br />

women’s movement in Canada.<br />

Tues. Mar. 29, 2 pm<br />

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How the Scots Invented Canadian<br />

Diversity<br />

Drawing on his latest book, How the Scots<br />

Invented Canada, best-selling author Ken<br />

McGoogan shows how Scottish immigrants<br />

and their descendants turned Canada<br />

into a postmodern nation that embraces<br />

diversity.<br />

Tues. Feb. 8, 1 pm<br />

BOOMER SERIES<br />

Home Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest<br />

Marni Jackson, <strong>Toronto</strong> journalist and<br />

author, examines the secret last lap of<br />

parenting: getting through your kids'<br />

twenties, and learning how to let them go.<br />

Mon. Jan. 17, 1 pm<br />

Real food for a change: Can our<br />

food system promote health?<br />

Our food system is not working properly.<br />

Most people feel anxious about what<br />

they eat and want to know more about<br />

where their food comes from. Professor<br />

Rod MacRae, Faculty of Environmental<br />

Studies, York University, presents ideas<br />

on how we can fix our food system.<br />

Mon. Mar. 7, 1 pm<br />

Stayin' Alive<br />

Michael Adams, president of Environics<br />

and author of 5 bestselling books,<br />

explores how Canadians will work, play,<br />

and find meaning in the second half of<br />

their adult lives.<br />

Fri. Jan. 28, 1 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

FEATURED PROGRAMS<br />

scIENCE & TECHNOLOGY<br />

SCIENCE and<br />

TECHNOLOGY in<br />

THE MedievAL<br />

ISLAMIC WORLD<br />

Dr. Ingrid Hehmeyer, Associate<br />

Professor, History of Science and<br />

Technology, Ryerson.<br />

Runnymede Branch*<br />

Medical Science and Practice<br />

Wed. Jan. 19, 6:30 pm<br />

Astronomy under Islam<br />

Wed. Jan. 26, 6:30 pm<br />

Water and Waste in a Medieval<br />

Islamic City: Recent Fieldwork in<br />

Yemen<br />

Fri. Feb. 2, 6:30 pm<br />

RECENT AdvANCES<br />

IN the SCIENCES<br />

Agincourt Branch invites you to a threepart<br />

series of discussions presented<br />

by Linda Tu, scientist and instructor<br />

at University of <strong>Toronto</strong>'s Academy<br />

of Lifelong Learning. An entertaining<br />

evening and a chance to bring your<br />

own questions, listen, learn and share<br />

your own thoughts.<br />

Agincourt Branch*<br />

Cosmos: From tiny particles<br />

to the stars<br />

Thurs. Feb. 17, 6:30 pm<br />

Earth: The amazing place<br />

we call home<br />

Thurs. Mar. 3, 6:30 pm<br />

Life: Frontiers in understanding<br />

how humans tick<br />

Thurs. Mar. 17, 6:30 pm<br />

One WORLD, One<br />

SKY, ONE ExCITING<br />

UNIvERSE<br />

John Percy, PhD, Professor Emeritus:<br />

Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong><br />

For thousands of years, people of all<br />

cultures have used the sky as clock,<br />

calendar, and compass, for practical and<br />

ceremonial purposes. Today, astronomers<br />

around the world seek to understand<br />

our cosmic origins. We are all starstuff—<br />

anyone can enjoy astronomy! Take home<br />

your own starfinder.<br />

Thurs. Jan. 20, 2 pm<br />

York Woods Branch<br />

Wed. Jan. 26, 7 pm<br />

Don Mills Branch<br />

Thurs. Mar. 24, 6:30 pm<br />

Agincourt Branch<br />

THE AmazING<br />

UNIvERSE!<br />

In recent years astronomers have<br />

revealed a universe that is just as<br />

amazing as the imaginary universe<br />

of science fiction books, movies, and<br />

video games. Learn about alien worlds,<br />

extraterrestrial life, the birth and death<br />

of stars, cosmic catastrophes, black holes,<br />

dark matter, and dark energy.<br />

Thurs. Mar. 3, 2 pm<br />

Downsview Branch<br />

Tues. Mar. 29, 2 pm<br />

Malvern Branch<br />

STRANGE NEW<br />

WORLDS with RAY<br />

JAYAWARDHANA<br />

In Strange New Worlds: The Search for<br />

Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar<br />

System, renowned astronomer Ray<br />

Jayawardhana brings the latest news from<br />

the forefront of research, including some<br />

of his own findings, and tells a tale rich in<br />

history and personalities. Jayawardhana<br />

is a professor and Canada Research Chair<br />

in Observational Astrophysics at the<br />

University of <strong>Toronto</strong>. His discoveries make<br />

headlines internationally and he has won<br />

many accolades. “As astronomers go,<br />

RayJay is a rock star," says Wired magazine.<br />

Wed. Mar. 2, 7 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong>, Room 1<br />

Mon. Mar. 14, 7 pm<br />

Northern District Branch<br />

OPERA TALKS:<br />

DESIGN in OPERA<br />

Bringing the story and music to life:<br />

La Cenerentola, Ariadne auf Naxos and<br />

Orfeo ed Euridice.<br />

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the inner<br />

workings of opera production and the<br />

creative design process by examining the<br />

visual aspects of the operas performed on<br />

the Canadian Opera Company’s stage.<br />

Thurs. Mar. 3, 7 pm<br />

North York Central <strong>Library</strong>, Auditorium<br />

Call 416-395-5639 to register.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

ADULTS<br />

Culture<br />

Orchardviewers<br />

Weekly book talks, author readings, music and travelogues.<br />

Northern District Thursdays, Feb. 3-Mar. 31 2 pm<br />

Tea and Tales Storytelling Workshops<br />

Come for an afternoon of tales and leave with a head full<br />

of stories. Parents, grandparents and caregivers listen to<br />

stories and learn to tell them to the children in their lives.<br />

An executive member of the Storytellers For Children<br />

Association presents earth tales, trickster tales, giant tales,<br />

ghost stories and forgotten folk tales.<br />

Taylor Memorial* Wednesdays, Jan. 26-Mar. 2 1:30 pm<br />

Poetry of Love and Romance<br />

Join local poet and musician Mark Battenberg for an<br />

intimate evening of poetry and music. Mark performs and<br />

discusses the inspirations behind his work. Refreshments<br />

provided.<br />

Main Street February 9 7 pm<br />

How to Look at Paintings: The Visual Language of<br />

Art<br />

Ever wonder what you are supposed to see when you look<br />

at a painting? Artist Judy Singer outlines and demonstrates<br />

the fundamental skills needed to understand paintings.<br />

Using examples of paintings from the Renaissance to the<br />

development of Abstraction, learn how space, composition,<br />

line and colour interact to create an aesthetic experience.<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 23 7 pm<br />

Entertainment<br />

Foreign Films<br />

Beat the winter blues with award-winning foreign films.<br />

Call the library for details on movies to be screened.<br />

Taylor Memorial Jan. 11, 12, 13, 14 2 pm<br />

Donna Greenberg Sings at the <strong>Library</strong><br />

Celebrate the love of music with local singer and<br />

songwriter Donna Greenberg.<br />

Spadina Road February 10 7 pm<br />

At the Movies<br />

Join us for classics, new releases and documentaries, and<br />

don’t forget to bring a snack. For upcoming movie titles<br />

and genres, call or visit the branch.<br />

Beaches Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 30 2 pm<br />

Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8 6 pm<br />

Barbara Frum<br />

Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar.<br />

3-31<br />

2 pm<br />

Don Mills Jan. 7, Feb. 11, Mar. 11 2 pm<br />

North York Central Fridays, Jan. 7-Mar. 25 2 pm<br />

Sanderson Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9 5 pm<br />

Morningside Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 23 2 pm<br />

Palmerston Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 24 6 pm<br />

York Woods January 21 10 am<br />

Woodside Square Jan. 22, Feb. 19 2 pm<br />

Feb. 18<br />

2 pm<br />

Danforth/Coxwell Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 24 1 pm<br />

Pape/Danforth* Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25 6:30 pm<br />

Taylor Memorial Feb. 8, Mar. 8 1:30 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8 2 pm<br />

Eglinton Square Feb. 17, Mar. 17 1:30 pm<br />

Eatonville Feb.18, Mar. 18 2 pm<br />

Valentine’s Date<br />

Join us for a romantic comedy. Lights refreshments<br />

provided. Call the branch for movie title.<br />

Jane/Dundas February 14 6 pm<br />

Borealis Quartet Music<br />

Enjoy the music of quartet-in-residence at the University of<br />

British Columbia, Borealis Quartet. Celebrating their 10th<br />

season.<br />

Northern District <strong>March</strong> 2 6:30 pm<br />

Armchair Travel<br />

A slide presentation on Australia with raconteur Irwin<br />

Patterson. Refreshments served.<br />

Don Mills <strong>March</strong> 30 2 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

CULTURE, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

TEENS<br />

Teen Flicks<br />

Drop in and enjoy a teen movie.<br />

S. Walter Stewart Jan. 10, Feb. 14 6 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Jan. 17, Feb. 14 4:30 pm<br />

York Woods* February 26 3 pm<br />

Oh the Horror! Movie Club<br />

For lovers of scary films. Our Youth Advisory Group selects<br />

horror movies to watch and discuss.<br />

Malvern Feb. 27, Mar. 27 6 pm<br />

Puppet Shows<br />

These puppet shows are based on various children’s books.<br />

Tickets for admission may be required, check with the<br />

branch. Free tickets can be picked up 30 minutes before<br />

the show.<br />

Beaches Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26 11 am<br />

Long Branch February 8 7 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone February 18 2 pm<br />

Hawaiian Beach Party<br />

Dress in colourful clothes and “hula” over our Luau.<br />

Beachside fun for everyone.<br />

Humberwood January 18 6:30 pm<br />

Jones <strong>March</strong> 14 2 pm<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Chinese New Year<br />

Bring the whole family to join us in celebrating the Year of<br />

the Rabbit with a fun-filled afternoon.<br />

Maryvale* January 21 2 pm<br />

Jones January 28 4 pm<br />

Pape/Danforth January 29 2 pm<br />

Riverdale February 5 2 pm<br />

Lillian H. Smith February 5 2 pm<br />

Movies Just for Kids<br />

New, popular and recently released movies for school-age<br />

children. Rated G. You may be required to pick up free<br />

tickets for admission 30 minutes before showing. Call the<br />

branch to find out what movie titles are playing.<br />

TO more teen programs in What’s On:<br />

• <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong> programs, page 5<br />

• Digital design, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, page 13<br />

• Babysitting courses, yoga, deejaying, dance<br />

workshops, anime, movies, pages 13, 46<br />

• Teen bookclubs and writers’ groups, page 23<br />

• Black History Month programs, page 32<br />

• Hobbies, crafts and games, page 53<br />

• After school programs, page 55<br />

Thorncliffe Fridays, Jan. 7-Mar. 11, 25 4 pm<br />

Morningside January 21 2 pm<br />

York Woods February 18 10 am<br />

Pape/Danforth February 18 2 pm<br />

Morningside February 18 2 pm<br />

Family Films<br />

Movies for kids, teens and the whole family. Space is limited.<br />

Parkdale Fridays, Jan. 7-21, Mar. 11 6 pm<br />

McGregor Park Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26<br />

(except Jan. 15)<br />

2 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park Jan. 20, Feb. 24 6 pm<br />

Albion Jan. 21, Feb. 18 2 pm<br />

Steeles Jan. 22, Feb. 19 10 am<br />

Maria A. Shchuka February 2, 23 5 pm<br />

Sanderson February 19 2 pm<br />

naxos music<br />

Discover the world’s largest online<br />

classical music library, including<br />

thousands of complete CDs that can<br />

be streamed to your computer.<br />

Download for free with your<br />

library card.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/naxos<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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ESL & NEWCOMERS<br />

ESL &<br />

NEWCOMERS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Find ESL classes,<br />

conversation circles and<br />

materials in your own<br />

language to help you get<br />

settled in your new home.<br />

Photo: Many quiet spaces are available for<br />

individual and group learning.<br />

ADULTS<br />

English Language Learning<br />

English Language Classes (ESL)<br />

Classes are offered from basic to advanced levels to help<br />

you with your English and learn about Canadian culture.<br />

This program also helps students get ready for TOEFL<br />

(Test of English as a Foreign Language) – a test that is for<br />

university admission. <strong>Programs</strong> are by <strong>Toronto</strong> District<br />

School Board and <strong>Toronto</strong> Catholic District School Board<br />

and by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.<br />

Fairview<br />

Parkdale<br />

Sanderson<br />

Barbara Frum<br />

Brookbanks<br />

Cedarbrae<br />

Goldhawk Park<br />

Mondays, Wednesdays,<br />

Jan. 3-Mar. 30<br />

Monday-Friday,<br />

Jan. 3-Mar. 31<br />

Mondays-Fridays,<br />

Jan. 3-Mar. 31<br />

Tuesdays, Thursdays,<br />

Jan. 4-Mar. 31<br />

Tuesdays, Thursdays,<br />

Jan. 4-Mar. 31<br />

Wednesdays, Fridays,<br />

Jan. 5-Mar. 30<br />

Mondays, Wednesdays,<br />

Jan. 5-Mar. 30<br />

9:30 am<br />

9:30 am<br />

9:30 am<br />

9 am<br />

1 pm<br />

10:30 am<br />

10 am<br />

York Woods Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 9:30 am<br />

material in your<br />

own language<br />

Explore more than 100<br />

languages available in our<br />

collections.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/yourlanguage<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

TO fun programs for young<br />

newcomers<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/eslchildren<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

ESL & NEWCOMERS<br />

English Conversation Circle<br />

Practise your conversation skills, make new friends and<br />

learn about the library. You must be 18 years of age<br />

and have landed immigrant or refugee status to join.<br />

This program is sponsored by community agencies and<br />

Citizenship and Immigration Canada.<br />

Agincourt*<br />

Tuesdays, Thursdays,<br />

Jan. 4-31<br />

6-8 pm<br />

Riverdale Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 3 pm<br />

Fairview* Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 30<br />

(except Mar. 16)<br />

12:45 pm<br />

North York Central* Wednesdays, Jan. 5-26 6 pm<br />

Wednesdays, Feb. 2-Mar. 30 6 pm<br />

Albert Campbell* Thursdays, Jan. 6-Mar. 31 6-8 pm<br />

Flemingdon Park* Fridays, Jan. 7-Feb. 4 10:30 am<br />

Goldhawk Park Fridays, Jan. 7-Mar. 25 10:15 am<br />

York Woods Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 12:30 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Tuesdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 1 6 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Wednesdays, Jan. 19-Mar. 9 6 pm<br />

Bridlewood Fridays, Jan. 21-Mar. 4 10 am<br />

TOEFL Preparation Class<br />

This class helps you get ready for the Test of English as a<br />

Foreign Language (TOEFL) for university admission. You<br />

must be at least 18 years old and a resident of <strong>Toronto</strong> to<br />

join. Bring identification with address and proof of your<br />

status in Canada to the first class. Fee: $10 for materials.<br />

Registration begins on January 4 at 5:30 pm in Room 1.<br />

North York Central Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6 pm<br />

Jan. 4-Feb. 22<br />

Housing Services<br />

Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services offers information<br />

on subsidized housing, landlord and tenant laws, rental or<br />

utility payment and apartment or room search.<br />

Flemingdon Park Fridays, Jan. 8-Mar. 25 10:30 am<br />

Tenants Rights<br />

This session covers the Residential Tenancies Act: tenants<br />

rights on rent increase, repair and maintenance and<br />

eviction prevention.<br />

Albert Campbell* February 8 6 pm<br />

Taxation Workshop<br />

An overview of the Canada’s taxation system, how and<br />

when to file income tax returns, different tax benefits and<br />

tax saving tips.<br />

Agincourt February 10 6 pm<br />

York Woods* February 10 1:30 pm<br />

Albert Campbell* February 26 10:30 am<br />

Income Tax Session<br />

Find out what you need to know before you file your<br />

income tax return.<br />

York Woods <strong>March</strong> 10 5 pm<br />

Helping Your Child Succeed in School<br />

Learn about the different school systems in Ontario, how<br />

to understand your child’s report card and much more.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 25 2 pm<br />

ESL Reading Circle<br />

Practise your English by reading with others from great<br />

books and sharing your ideas about them.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Saturdays, Jan. 22, 2 pm<br />

Feb. 5, 19, Mar. 5<br />

Evelyn Gregory* Wednesdays, Feb. 9, 16, 23 1 pm<br />

Settlement <strong>Programs</strong><br />

Riverdale Youth-Child Mentor Program<br />

Are you a newcomer from China and find that your children<br />

need help learning English or adapting to Canadian culture?<br />

Call 416-392-6810, Ext. 230 to register your child.<br />

Riverdale Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 pm<br />

Jan. 3-12<br />

library settlement<br />

services<br />

Find one-on-one help for newcomers with<br />

settlement needs, offered in many languages.<br />

To find out if your local library offers<br />

settlement services, call Answerline 416-393-7131<br />

or visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/newtocanada<br />

and click on Living in <strong>Toronto</strong>.<br />

Funded by<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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ESL & NEWCOMERS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Employment and<br />

Workplace Information<br />

Employment Standards Act: Workers Rights<br />

Learn all you need to know about minimum wage,<br />

overtime, vacations and Employment Insurance benefits,<br />

workers’ rights under the Employment Standards Act, how<br />

to file WSIB claims and more. Presented by the Workers’<br />

Action Centre.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone February 14 2 pm<br />

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board<br />

Get information on WSIB, industrial and occupational<br />

diseases, and the responsibilities and obligations of both<br />

employers and workers in reporting injuries.<br />

Morningside* February 17 6 pm<br />

Job Search Workshops for Newcomers<br />

A career counsellor helps newcomers (Permanent Residents,<br />

Convention Refugees or Live-In Caregivers) develop<br />

professional resumé and cover letters, job interview<br />

techniques and understand workplace culture. To register, call<br />

416-395-5613 or 416-544-1992, Ext. 232. Room 2/3.<br />

North York Central Feb. 14-17 10 am-3 pm<br />

Canadian Workplace Culture<br />

Find out about working in Canada: corporate culture, goal<br />

setting, dress code and work ethic.<br />

Bridlewood* <strong>March</strong> 3 6 pm<br />

Ontario Works and Volunteering<br />

Join us for information about volunteering under the<br />

Ontario Works program.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 7 2 pm<br />

Get Canadian Experience<br />

Find out how you can get Canadian work experience<br />

through volunteer placements.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 21 2 pm<br />

Newcomer <strong>Programs</strong> in<br />

Other Languages<br />

English as a Second Language for Chinese<br />

Newcomers<br />

Beginner level for Cantonese and Mandarin speakers. In<br />

co-operation with the <strong>Toronto</strong> District School Board.<br />

Riverdale* Mondays, Wednesdays, 10 am<br />

Jan. 3-Mar. 30<br />

(except Mar. 14, 16)<br />

Monday-Thursday,<br />

12:30 pm<br />

Jan. 3-Mar. 31<br />

(except Mar. 14-17)<br />

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10 am<br />

Jan. 4-Mar. 31<br />

(except Mar. 15, 17)<br />

English Classes for Mandarin-Speaking Seniors<br />

Carefirst Wellness Club offers basic conversation classes in<br />

everyday English and information on Canadian culture for<br />

Mandarin-speaking seniors.<br />

Hillcrest Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 30 1 pm<br />

Canadian Children's Benefits<br />

This program is in Mandarin. This workshop is about<br />

children's benefits in Canada, such as Canada Child Tax<br />

benefits, Universal Child Care Benefits, Canada Education<br />

Bonds and Registered Education Saving Plans.<br />

Albert Campbell* January 12 1 pm<br />

Newcomer Information <strong>Programs</strong><br />

Provided by the Cross-Cultural Community Services<br />

Association for newcomers. This program is in Chinese.<br />

Steeles Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 25 10 am<br />

Seniors Benefits in Canada<br />

This program is in Mandarin. Find out about benefits<br />

available for seniors: Old Age Security Pension, Canada<br />

Pension Plan, Guaranteed Income Supplement and related<br />

benefits, application and eligibility.<br />

Albert Campbell* February 16 1 pm<br />

Starting a Small Business<br />

This session shows you how to set up a small business in<br />

Canada, including the planning, managing and financing<br />

of a small business.<br />

Albert Campbell <strong>March</strong> 22 6:30 pm<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

ESL & NEWCOMERS<br />

TEENS<br />

Develop Your English<br />

Improve your English with lessons and activities. Each<br />

month, we talk about health, music, food, community,<br />

history and the environment. Practise with others who<br />

speak in English. In partnership with the Parkdale<br />

Community Information Centre.<br />

Parkdale Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 30 4:30 pm<br />

Conversation Circle for Teens<br />

Come and practise your English, make new friends and<br />

have fun. Discover library services and talk about your<br />

community, culture and customs.<br />

Steeles Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 30 4 pm<br />

(except Mar. 16)<br />

York Woods Wednesdays, Jan. 5- Mar. 30 4 pm<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

FREE<br />

For adults<br />

Small classes<br />

Full-time or part-time<br />

One-to-one tutoring<br />

TTC tokens<br />

www.next-steps.ca<br />

(click on Upgrading)<br />

Want to help someone<br />

learn to read?<br />

VOLUNTEER with us!<br />

• Reading<br />

• Writing<br />

• Math<br />

For more information:<br />

West: 416-394-3809<br />

South: 416-393-1995<br />

East: 416-396-6904<br />

Email:<br />

LBS@tdsb.on.ca<br />

Operated by<br />

This Employment Ontario project is funded<br />

by the Government of Ontario<br />

TO getting settled:<br />

• English Classes: Language classes and<br />

conversation circles for any age, not just for<br />

students.<br />

• ESL & Fun <strong>Programs</strong> for Kids: Reading programs<br />

and storytimes in English and other languages.<br />

• Citizenship Practice Tests: To help you prepare<br />

for your Citizenship Test.<br />

• Job Training & Certification: <strong>Programs</strong>, resources<br />

and free computers to get online and use<br />

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.<br />

• Living in <strong>Toronto</strong>: Our library settlement workers<br />

can help you get started in <strong>Toronto</strong> and Canada.<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/newtocanada<br />

Continuing Education Department<br />

Adult Education Program<br />

Serving a multi-cultural and multi-faith community<br />

Free English Classes<br />

LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada<br />

ESL - English as a Second Language<br />

SLT - Specialized Language Training<br />

ELT - Enhanced Language Training<br />

LBS - Literacy and Basic Skills<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

Other Services<br />

Childminding & Nursery<br />

ISAP - Immigrant Settlement<br />

and Adaptation Program<br />

416-397-6600 or 416-397-6593 www.tcdsb.org/adulted<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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HEALTH & WELLNESS<br />

HEALTH &<br />

WELLNESS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Participate in classes,<br />

workshops and lectures<br />

that explore a variety of<br />

ways to keep healthy in<br />

mind, body and spirit.<br />

Photo: Belly dancing class at<br />

Woodside Square Branch.<br />

ADULTS<br />

Yoga & Meditation<br />

Yoga and Meditation: Secrets to a Healthy Life<br />

Relax, renew and reflect. Learn simple yoga and<br />

meditation exercises to relieve your stress and anxiety, and<br />

restore your sense of well-being and calm. Bring a yoga<br />

mat, towel or blanket and wear loose clothing.<br />

Main Street* Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5 11 am<br />

Agincourt* Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7 6:45 pm<br />

Albert Campbell* Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 26 11 am<br />

Highland Creek Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 12 11 am<br />

Sahaja Yoga<br />

Sahaja yoga helps you to relax and manage physical,<br />

mental and emotional stress.<br />

New <strong>Toronto</strong>* Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 10 am<br />

Yoga for 50+<br />

Introduces older adults and seniors to physical health<br />

exercises, light stretches and useful health tidbits. Bring a<br />

mat or blanket.<br />

Barbara Frum February 24 6:30 pm<br />

Gnostic Meditation<br />

Reach peace through the power of Gnostic meditation.<br />

A teacher guides you through a variety of techniques for<br />

relaxation, stress reduction and self-awareness.<br />

Bridlewood Wednesdays, Mar. 2-23 7 pm<br />

Wellness <strong>Programs</strong><br />

Diabetes Basics<br />

Learn about diabetes: what it is, how it develops, how to<br />

manage it through exercise and diet and where to get<br />

help. Presented by the Black Creek Community Health<br />

Centre’s Diabetes Education Program.<br />

Downsview* January 6 2 pm<br />

Managing Diabetes: Eating and Exercise Tips for<br />

Health<br />

Learn how to prevent or manage diabetes and other<br />

chronic illnesses by following a healthy diet, maintaining a<br />

healthy weight and following a regular exercise program<br />

with personal trainer and lifestyle coach Leehe Lev.<br />

North York Central January 10 7 pm<br />

Healthy Weight Loss<br />

A personal trainer and lifestyle coach shows how small<br />

changes in nutrition and exercise can result in big gains in<br />

health and weight loss, while preventing Type 2 diabetes<br />

and other life threatening diseases.<br />

Don Mills* January 19 7 pm<br />

Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Workshop<br />

Get health education on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.<br />

Presented by St. Stephen’s Community House. Translation<br />

available in Mandarin.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Jan. 17, 24 2 pm<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

HEALTH & WELLNESS<br />

Stress and Hormones<br />

Are you tired or sick often for no reason, have increased<br />

abdominal fat or poor sleep? A holistic practitioner<br />

explains the consequences of stress on hormones and<br />

practical tips to reduce it.<br />

Eatonville* January 20 2 pm<br />

Mental Health<br />

A workshop on how to build and maintain mental health<br />

wellness, and what services are available in the community.<br />

Morningside* January 20 1:30 pm<br />

Decluttering Your Mind and Spaces<br />

Get advice on how to effectively declutter your space<br />

from a professional organizer. Get a new perspective on<br />

personal space, both inside and out. Learn how to stop<br />

being overwhelmed by clutter so you can work effectively.<br />

Barbara Frum* January 20 2 pm<br />

Falls Prevention<br />

A <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> Health nurse explains the consequences<br />

of a bad fall and the injuries that may result. Learn safety<br />

tips and preventative measures to reduce your risk of<br />

falling, especially during the winter months.<br />

Agincourt* January 21 10 am<br />

Vision Boarding 101<br />

Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? Where<br />

do you want to go? An instructor guides you through the<br />

process of creating a board on visual goal setting.<br />

Lillian H. Smith* January 22 1:30 pm<br />

Memory and Aging<br />

The psychology of healthy aging: myths about aging, factors<br />

affecting mental functioning and memory strategies.<br />

Spadina Road January 26 2 pm<br />

Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet<br />

Learn to tell if the health info you find on the Internet is<br />

reliable and which websites we recommend. Program takes<br />

place in Learning Centre 1. Call 416-393-7209 to register.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference Jan. 27, Mar. 31 2 pm<br />

Battle of the Bedbugs<br />

A <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> Health nurse talks about bedbugs in our<br />

city. Where they are, what they look like and how to treat<br />

an infestation.<br />

Agincourt* January 28 10 am<br />

Retirement and Home Care Matters<br />

A representative of Mosaic Home Care and Community<br />

Resource Centre discusses private home care and<br />

retirement homes, how and when to choose them, and<br />

practical tips on downsizing and decluttering your home.<br />

Deer Park February 1 2 pm<br />

Winter Driving Basics<br />

An expert from the Ministry of Transportation speaks on<br />

defensive winter driving, skid control, helpful equipment<br />

to carry in your vehicle and how to handle roadside<br />

emergencies. Bring your questions, engage in discussion<br />

and get helpful tips.<br />

Agincourt* January 11 10 am<br />

Drivewise: Refresher Seminar for Adults 50+<br />

Get tips, suggestions and driving strategies to prevent<br />

collisions and mishaps faced by mature Canadians on the road.<br />

Downsview February 3 2 pm<br />

Etobicoke Services for Seniors<br />

ESS has been assisting seniors and their families since 1984.<br />

Come and find out the various services it offers to meet the<br />

unique needs of the elderly in the community.<br />

Eatonville* February 7 2 pm<br />

Gluten-, Dairy- and Sugar-Free Living Made Easy<br />

Learn easy ways to adapt to dietary restrictions involving<br />

common foods: wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar.<br />

Find out how to recognize and avoid cross-contamination,<br />

and make successful substitutions in any recipe.<br />

Don Mills* February 9 7 pm<br />

Guide to Living Independently<br />

Retirement homes can be great but there are choices.<br />

A representative from Living Assistance Services covers<br />

independent living tips and some services available.<br />

Don Mills* February 18 2 pm<br />

Hearing Loss and Aging<br />

A representative from the Hearing Foundation of Canada<br />

explains hearing loss and aging.<br />

Barbara Frum* February 22 2 pm<br />

Self-Care in Stress<br />

A talk on different stress indicators and ways to care for<br />

yourself.<br />

Morningside* <strong>March</strong> 3 1:30 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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HEALTH & WELLNESS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Your Gut Health<br />

Find out the common causes of poor digestion, why<br />

digestive health is important to overall well-being, and<br />

learn diet and lifestyle choices for better digestion.<br />

Eatonville* <strong>March</strong> 3 2 pm<br />

Holistic Approach to Wellness<br />

Look after your body, mind, emotions and spirit. A certified<br />

nutrition practitioner discusses the holistic approach to<br />

wellness. Register by February 5.<br />

Woodside Square* <strong>March</strong> 16 6:30 pm<br />

Fight Stress and Feel Great<br />

A dietician presents on how to use foods and nutrition<br />

to boost your immune system and increase your energy.<br />

Program takes place in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>March</strong> 23 6:30 pm<br />

Wellness <strong>Programs</strong> in<br />

Other Languages<br />

Ontario Health Insurance Plan Information<br />

A workshop about the Ontario Health Insurance<br />

Plan (OHIP), <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> Health services and other<br />

community resources. Translation available in Spanish and<br />

Portuguese (Jan. 10) and Mandarin (Jan. 31).<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Jan. 10, 31 2 pm<br />

Health and Wellness for Chinese Seniors<br />

Learn about healthy eating, safety in the home and<br />

services for seniors. Translation available in Mandarin.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone <strong>March</strong> 28 2 pm<br />

TEENS<br />

Parenting<br />

Kids Have Stress Too!<br />

A three-part program for parents of children ages 4-9 to<br />

better understand child stress and provide effective ways<br />

to help their kids. This program is by <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> Health.<br />

Lots of opportunity to share with others. Refreshments<br />

provided.<br />

Davenport* Jan. 11, 18, 25 6-8 pm<br />

Locke Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2 1-3 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka Mar. 1, 8, 15 6-8 pm<br />

Baby Food<br />

A representative from Food Share explains how to make baby<br />

food the natural way. Program takes place in the Storyroom.<br />

North York Central* January 22 2 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

Life Skills Through Martial Arts<br />

Cultivate success, values and personal growth through<br />

Wadoka, a unique martial arts skill. Wear loose clothing.<br />

York Woods* Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 10 am<br />

Babysitting Courses<br />

Get your babysitting certificate from Red Cross or St. John<br />

Ambulance. A fee is required for materials and textbook.<br />

Call the library for payment details and registration<br />

information. For ages 11-17.<br />

Don Mills* January 15 9 am-5 pm<br />

Centennial* Tuesdays, Jan. 18-Mar. 8 4 pm<br />

Forest Hill February 19 9:30 am<br />

At Home Alone Safety<br />

A fun workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year<br />

olds to be home alone safely.<br />

Forest Hill* February 5 2 pm<br />

Yoga for Youth<br />

Introduces teens to physical health exercises and light<br />

stretches. Bring a mat or blanket.<br />

Barbara Frum* February 24 5 pm<br />

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ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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This is no place<br />

for a pet to call home<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Animal Services is working<br />

hard to make sure all pets have a home.<br />

You can help.<br />

Visit toronto.ca/animalservices or<br />

call 416-338-PAWS (7297) to make<br />

a donation, license your pet or adopt.<br />

rescue | reunite | license<br />

spay/neuter | shelter | adoption<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

HISTORY &<br />

GENEALOGY<br />

HISTORY & GENEALOGY<br />

Explore local, Canadian or<br />

world history via programs<br />

and resources that make<br />

the connections for you.<br />

Photo: Pond hockey on Don Flats in <strong>Toronto</strong>, ca. 1900.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Special Collections<br />

ADULTS<br />

History<br />

Historical Society Talks<br />

Talks on historical subjects about your neighbourhood and<br />

community. Meetings are free and include refreshments.<br />

Most talks are presented by guest speakers.<br />

Annette Street Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 7:30 pm<br />

S. Walter Stewart Jan. 25, Mar. 29 7 pm<br />

Bendale Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 29 7:30 pm<br />

Northern District Feb. 23, Mar. 30 7:30 pm<br />

How the Scots Invented Canadian Diversity<br />

Drawing on his latest book, How the Scots Invented<br />

Canada, bestselling author Ken McGoogan shows how<br />

Scottish immigrants and their descendants turned Canada<br />

into a postmodern nation that embraces diversity. Program<br />

takes place in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference February 8 1 pm<br />

The Modern Can Be Heritage Too<br />

Find out about Ontario Realty Corporation’s value-based<br />

approach to the evaluation and conservation of heritage<br />

places, and the challenges of identifying and protecting<br />

modern heritage properties such as the Ontario Science<br />

Centre. Co-sponsored with the North York Historical<br />

Society. Program takes place in Room 1.<br />

North York Central February 16 7:30 pm<br />

Avro Lancaster Heavy Bomber: Was it Built to Last?<br />

Aviation historian Keith Hyde talks about the Avro<br />

Lancaster Heavy Bomber and whether it was built to last<br />

or made for just a few missions. Built under license in<br />

Malton during WWII, the aircraft was a major industrial<br />

undertaking for the aerospace industry at the time and<br />

made famous at the Dambusters Raid.<br />

Long Branch <strong>March</strong> 8 7 pm<br />

Rosedale: Mansions and More<br />

An illustrated talk on the history and diverse architecture<br />

of Rosedale. One of <strong>Toronto</strong>’s best known residential<br />

neighbourhoods, Rosedale comprises two large Heritage<br />

Conservation Districts. Co-sponsored with the North York<br />

Historical Society. Program takes place in Room 1.<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 16 7:30 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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HISTORY & GENEALOGY<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Genealogy<br />

Biographical Research for Ontario Genealogists<br />

A course for experienced genealogists who want to<br />

learn the stories behind their ancestors’ names, places<br />

and dates. Fee: $66 for four sessions ($60 for OGS<br />

members). Co-sponsored with the <strong>Toronto</strong> Branch of the<br />

Ontario Genealogical Society. Register with payment at<br />

torontofamilyhistory.org or at the 6th floor information<br />

desk. Program takes place in Room 2/3.<br />

North York Central Tuesdays, Feb. 1-22 7 pm<br />

Introduction to English Family Research<br />

Learn about records used for researching English ancestors:<br />

civil registration, the census, parish registers and probate<br />

(wills). The course discusses the indexes and other tools<br />

available through local libraries and on the Internet, with<br />

an emphasis on evaluating data and using one record to<br />

lead to another. Fee: $66 for four sessions ($60 for OGS<br />

members). Co-sponsored with the <strong>Toronto</strong> Branch of the<br />

Ontario Genealogical Society. Register with payment at<br />

torontofamilyhistory.org or at the 6th floor information<br />

desk. Program takes place in Room 2/3.<br />

North York Central Thursdays, Mar. 3-24 7 pm<br />

Introduction to Genealogy Resources<br />

A general introduction to family history resources available<br />

in the library’s catalogue, databases and on the Internet. To<br />

register, call 416-393-7209. Program takes place in Learning<br />

Centre 2.<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>March</strong> 23 2 pm<br />

DNA Testing and Genealogical Research<br />

Bennett Greenspan, founder of Family Tree DNA, discusses<br />

how DNA helps in genealogy research, how it determines<br />

if two people are related and suggests what geographic<br />

origins and deep ancestral ethnic origins our ancestors may<br />

have had. Co-sponsored by the Canadiana Department and<br />

the Jewish Genealogical Society <strong>Toronto</strong> Branch. Program<br />

takes place in the Auditorium.<br />

North York Central <strong>March</strong> 23 7:45 pm<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation presents<br />

Thursday, February 10, 2011 • The Fairmont Royal York<br />

Purchase your tables or tickets today!<br />

Premium Table $8,000 • Corporate Table $6,500 • Individual Tickets $600<br />

416-393-7237 • www.bookloversball.ca<br />

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* Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

HOBBIES, CRAFTS<br />

& GAMES<br />

HOBBIES, CRAFTS & GAMES<br />

Feed your fun side. Start with<br />

an inexpensive hobby, create<br />

art with professional artists<br />

or just relax with any of our<br />

other leisure activities.<br />

Photo: Goblins on Magic Bazaar, a display from one of<br />

many kids’ programs, St. James Town Branch<br />

Katrin Ray<br />

ADULTS<br />

Hobbies & Crafts<br />

Knitting and Crocheting<br />

A great place to share your interest in yarn and knitting.<br />

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, drop in and<br />

spend some time with fellow knitters and crocheters.<br />

Centennial Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 6:30 pm<br />

Cliffcrest Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 6:30 pm<br />

Northern Elms Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Mar. 2 7 pm<br />

Annette Street Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5, 19,<br />

Mar. 5, 19<br />

10 am<br />

Beaches* Jan. 12-Mar. 30 6:30 pm<br />

Downsview Jan. 12-Mar. 9 6:30 pm<br />

community art<br />

Eatonville Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 9, 23,<br />

Mar. 9, 23<br />

6:30 pm<br />

Sanderson Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16 3 pm<br />

Quilt Group<br />

Learn to quilt while working on a community project.<br />

Novices to experts welcome.<br />

Spadina Road Thursdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 3 6:30 pm<br />

(except Feb. 10)<br />

Enjoy a variety of exhibits<br />

featuring local artists at<br />

11 branches throughout<br />

the city.<br />

Needle Felted Bead Necklace Workshop<br />

This workshop is for anyone interested in needle felting<br />

techniques at a beginner level. Learn how to make needle<br />

felted beads in various colours and combine them with<br />

glass beads to create unique necklaces.<br />

Taylor Memorial* Jan. 20, 27 1 pm<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/exhibits<br />

Artists: see page 19 for an event to<br />

help you prepare submissions for this<br />

program.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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HOBBIES, CRAFTS & GAMES<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Games<br />

Seniors Game Day<br />

An afternoon of fun and games for mature card sharks<br />

and players of Scrabble ® , chess or checkers. Drop in and<br />

meet other game lovers in your community.<br />

Morningside Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2 2 pm<br />

Chess in the <strong>Library</strong><br />

Enjoy a chess game with your friends or challenge others<br />

while you improve your critical thinking skills. For ages<br />

8-17.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 3 pm<br />

Brookbanks Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 10 am<br />

Fairview* Saturdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 26 10 am<br />

Bridlewood Fridays, Jan. 21-Mar. 25 6 pm<br />

Chess for Seniors<br />

Join us Saturday afternoons for chess. Boards and light<br />

snacks provided.<br />

Goldhawk Park Saturdays, Jan. 8-Mar. 26 1 pm<br />

Scrabble ® and Chess Club<br />

Join our club, meet new friends and have fun.<br />

Eatonville Fridays, Jan. 7-Mar. 25 1 pm<br />

Scrabble ® Anyone?<br />

All skill levels invited to Scrabble ® night at the library.<br />

Taylor Memorial Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15 6 pm<br />

Home & Garden<br />

Green 13 Local Environment Group<br />

Meet other neighbours interested in local environment<br />

issues. Come and find out ways to get involved.<br />

Annette Street Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28 6:30 pm<br />

Gardening is for the Birds<br />

A colourful presentation on how to choose and arrange<br />

plants, feeders, nesting boxes and water sources to<br />

provide the essential elements of life for songbirds<br />

in your backyard. Presented by <strong>Toronto</strong> and Region<br />

Conservation.<br />

Eatonville* <strong>March</strong> 28 2 pm<br />

VALENTINE’S DAY<br />

Make a gift or treat for someone sweet.<br />

Valentine Craft<br />

Come out and make a gift for someone special.<br />

Steeles February 1 4 pm<br />

Weston February 9 4 pm<br />

Jane/Sheppard* February 12 11 am<br />

Jones February 12 2 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka February 12 12:30 pm<br />

York Woods* February 12 10:30 am<br />

Cookie Decorating<br />

Spread a little love while decorating Valentine’s Day<br />

cookies.<br />

S. Walter Stewart* February 7 6 pm<br />

Lovestruck Hershey<br />

Learn how to make an origami heart arrow for your<br />

Hershey’s Kisses ® chocolate.<br />

Queen/Saulter February 12 2 pm<br />

Chocolate Creations<br />

Feeling creative? The sweetest Valentines are always the<br />

ones you make. Join us in making a variety of Valentine<br />

chocolate treats.<br />

Downsview* February 9 4 pm<br />

Valentine’s Day Love<br />

Join Downsview <strong>Library</strong> Kids for activities to celebrate<br />

Valentine’s Day. For children age 6 and under (11 am)<br />

and ages 7-12 (2 pm).<br />

Downsview* February 12 11 am<br />

February 12<br />

2 pm<br />

TEENS<br />

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party<br />

Love stinks! Come dressed in black and un-celebrate<br />

Valentine’s Day with cranky crafts, grouchy poetry and<br />

spiteful snacks.<br />

Agincourt February 14 4:30 pm<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

HOBBIES, CRAFTS & GAMES<br />

TEENS<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Candle Making<br />

There is nothing like candle making. An exciting craft<br />

that’s easy and fun.<br />

Downsview* January 12 4 pm<br />

Play Oware<br />

Play one of the world’s oldest board games played<br />

throughout West Africa and the Caribbean.<br />

York Woods* Jan. 15, 29, Feb. 12, 19, 2 pm<br />

Mar. 12, 26<br />

Console Gaming<br />

Come bring your friends and enjoy playing a variety of<br />

games. For ages 14-17.<br />

Fairview February 12 2 pm<br />

Hemp It!<br />

Fashion an uber-cool hemp bracelet or kandi-style bracelet.<br />

All materials provided.<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Jan. 24, Mar. 21 4:30 pm<br />

Beading<br />

Make a beaded bracelet or anklet. All materials provided.<br />

Pape/Danforth* February 12 2 pm<br />

TO more kids and teens programs in<br />

What's On:<br />

• <strong>March</strong> <strong>Break</strong> programs, page 5<br />

• Science and technology programs, page 12<br />

• Author visits, page 19<br />

• Book clubs and writing groups, page 23<br />

• Black History Month stories, pages 33-34<br />

• TD Shakespeare for Kids, page 35<br />

• Movies & puppet shows, page 39<br />

• After School activities, page 55<br />

• Chinese New Year stories, page 57<br />

• Family Literacy Day games, page 59<br />

Card Making<br />

Come make a card for Family Literacy Day. Say it with a<br />

personalized, one of a kind, handmade card.<br />

St. Clair/Silverthorn* January 27 6:30 pm<br />

Seed Planting for Kids<br />

Come and plant various seeds. Take your plant home or<br />

donate it to the library garden. For ages 3-11.<br />

Downsview* February 12 11 am<br />

Model Train World<br />

Learn how to set up model trains. For ages 9-12.<br />

North York Central* February 26 2 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

Friends oF<br />

ToronTo <strong>Public</strong> library<br />

souTh chaPTer<br />

Annual Clearance<br />

Book Sale<br />

over 5,000 gently used books and<br />

withdrawn library materials<br />

50 cents each or three for $1<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

Beeton Auditorium • 789 Yonge Street<br />

Thursday, <strong>March</strong> 17 | 10 am–8 pm<br />

Friday, <strong>March</strong> 18 | 9:30 am–5 pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 19 | 9 am–5 pm<br />

all proceeds support<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> library programs.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION<br />

YOUR Support is ABSOLUTELY Vital<br />

Many thanks to these generous donors who made a gift between July 1 and September 30, 2010, including:<br />

CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS<br />

FOUNDERS<br />

($100,000 +)<br />

Sun Life Financial<br />

Benefactors<br />

($10,000 - $24,999)<br />

Procter & Gamble Inc.<br />

Partners<br />

($1,000 - $4,999)<br />

Better World Books<br />

City Legal Services<br />

Metro Ontario Inc.<br />

University of <strong>Toronto</strong><br />

- Rotman School of<br />

Management<br />

FRIENDS<br />

($250 - $999)<br />

Chartered Accountants of<br />

Ontario<br />

Hugh’s Room<br />

INDIVIDUALS<br />

PHILANTHROPIST’s<br />

CIRCLE<br />

($100,000 +)<br />

Metcalf Family In Honour<br />

of Robert F. Reid<br />

RESERve LIST<br />

CIRCLE<br />

($25,000 - $99,999)<br />

Estate of Sophia Lucyk<br />

CONSERvATOR’s<br />

CIRCLE<br />

($10,000 - $24,999)<br />

Dipa & Narendra Shah &<br />

Family<br />

Judith R. Wilder<br />

Anonymous<br />

COLLECTOR’s<br />

CIRCLE<br />

($5,000 - $9,999)<br />

Carol Kirsh & Roy<br />

Abrahamson<br />

Judy Kirsh & Robin<br />

Riddihough<br />

Karyn E. O’Neill<br />

READER’s CIRCLE<br />

($1,000 - $4,999)<br />

Martha Butterfield<br />

John R. Farrell<br />

Steve Garmaise & Sue<br />

Rebick<br />

Lela Garyfalow<br />

Robert G. Gorrie<br />

Gillian Hewitt Smith<br />

Gordon Hinch In Memory<br />

of Pauline Hinch<br />

K & M Jones<br />

Rory MacDonald<br />

Jean Orpwood In Honour<br />

of Josephine Bryant &<br />

Jane Pyper<br />

Harry & Evelyn Rosen<br />

Mark Schrutt, Ellen Pekilis,<br />

Lily Schrutt<br />

Jennifer Surridge<br />

Lilian Yuan<br />

FRIENDS<br />

($250 - $999)<br />

Sheila Bourke<br />

C. Deverell<br />

Gunes Ege<br />

Patricia Fleming<br />

Dianne Johnson<br />

D. Kee<br />

Desmond Lam<br />

Joyce McClelland<br />

Donley Mogan<br />

Paul Petras<br />

Art Pigott<br />

Si Poon<br />

Claudine Pope<br />

Jane Pyper<br />

Tatjana Rumjantseva<br />

Kausalya Sankaran<br />

Jane A. Todd<br />

The Belsey / Volk family<br />

Audrey White<br />

Anonymous (5)<br />

GIFTS-In-KIND<br />

($1,000 +)<br />

Margaret Atwood<br />

Mrs. Robertson Davies<br />

MORE WAYS TO GIVE<br />

Each year, people are supporting<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong>’s <strong>Library</strong> by organizing community<br />

fundraising events like book sales, cocktail parties,<br />

sporting events, BBQs and more.<br />

If you are interested in hosting a community event<br />

to benefit <strong>Toronto</strong>’s <strong>Library</strong>, contact<br />

Jessica Bergerman at 416-393-7237.<br />

LEAve a legacy<br />

Are you thinking about leaving a gift to the<br />

<strong>Library</strong> in your will? The Heritage Society honours<br />

friends whose gifts will help support the future,<br />

prosperity and growth of <strong>Toronto</strong>’s <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

To find out more, call<br />

Liza Fernandes at 416-397-5924.<br />

789 Yonge Street, <strong>Toronto</strong>, Ontario M4W 2G8 • 416-393-7123 • foundation@torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

Your <strong>Library</strong>. Vital to you. Vital to support.<br />

Donate to <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation today.<br />

tplfoundation.ca<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

HOMEWORK HELP,<br />

LEADERSHIP &<br />

AFTER SCHOOL<br />

HOMEWORK HELP, LEADERSHIP & AFTER SCHOOL<br />

Get one-on-one help with<br />

homework, tips from pros on<br />

how to be a great leader and<br />

have fun with friends.<br />

Photo: After school programs and resources are<br />

available at many <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> branches.<br />

TEENS<br />

Homework Help<br />

Homework Help<br />

Having trouble with your homework? Bring it to the library<br />

and trained volunteers can help you out. For Grades 7-12.<br />

Fairview Tuesdays, ongoing 4:30 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka Daily, ongoing 4:30 pm<br />

York Woods Thursdays, ongoing 4:30 pm<br />

Bridlewood Daily, ongoing 4 pm<br />

Homework Tutoring for Newcomers<br />

Need help with math, English, or science? Free homework<br />

help for permanent residents or convention refugees<br />

between the ages 13-24. To register, contact Lisa at 416-<br />

536-1234 Ext.29 or Jimall at 416-534-1234 Ext. 35 or Tenzin<br />

at 416-936-4004. In partnership with St. Christopher House.<br />

Parkdale Mondays, Tuesdays, ongoing 4 pm<br />

College/Shaw Mondays, Thursdays, ongoing 4 pm<br />

TO volunteering opportunities:<br />

• Leading to Reading: Show a school-age child<br />

how to improve their reading and learning skills.<br />

• Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs) for Teens: Get the<br />

community hours you need for your high school<br />

diploma.<br />

After School Newcomer Hub<br />

Homework help is available in math, science, English,<br />

French and other subjects as needed for students in Grades<br />

7-10 who have English as a second language. Laptops are<br />

available for assignments and research.<br />

Albert Campbell Mondays-Fridays, ongoing 3:30 pm<br />

Centennial Mondays-Fridays, ongoing 3:30 pm<br />

Alternate Saturdays, ongoing 1 pm<br />

Sanderson<br />

Mondays-Thursdays, ongoing 3:30 pm<br />

Homework Help and Mentoring<br />

Visit us for free math, science and English tutoring.<br />

Mentors from First Generation Project, University of<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> Scarborough, are available to answer questions<br />

about university and college. Participants must be in<br />

Grades 7-12.<br />

Malvern Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3 pm<br />

ongoing<br />

Peer Tutoring Club<br />

Get help with your homework from volunteer peer tutors<br />

and a youth worker. In partnership with the Parkdale<br />

Community Information Centre.<br />

Parkdale Fridays, Jan. 7-Mar. 25 4 pm<br />

Online Homework Tips for Teens<br />

Go beyond Google. Find information for school<br />

assignments using our research databases.<br />

Agincourt* <strong>March</strong> 22 6:30 pm<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/volunteering<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Leadership<br />

Toastmasters Youth Leadership<br />

Designed to help young people age 13-18 develop<br />

communication and leadership skills that will benefit them<br />

as adults. A minimum of five participants required.<br />

Annette Street* Tuesdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 1 6:30 pm<br />

Junior and Senior Toastmasters Youth Leadership<br />

Students ages 11-17 learn about public speaking, listening<br />

skills, critiquing others and how to organize and chair<br />

meetings. Call 416-395-5674 to register.<br />

North York Central Saturdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 5 10 am<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Homework and Reading Club for Kids<br />

Homework and reading support for children in Grades 1-6.<br />

This program is delivered by trained youth volunteers and<br />

an Ontario certified teacher. Co-sponsored with Catholic<br />

Crosscultural Services.<br />

Burrows Hall* Thursdays, Jan. 6-Mar. 31 5:15 pm<br />

After School <strong>Programs</strong><br />

After School Zone<br />

Join us daily after school for a place to meet up with<br />

friends, do homework, play games and have a snack.<br />

Maria A. Shchuka Mondays-Fridays, ongoing 3-6 pm<br />

Calling All Gamerz<br />

Bring your game face and show off your skills at Wii,<br />

PlayStation and Xbox games.<br />

S. Walter Stewart* Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 11, 25, 4 pm<br />

Mar. 11, 25<br />

Parkdale Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25 4 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28 4:30 pm<br />

Get PUBLISHED!<br />

YOUNG VOICES<br />

Young Voices magazine of teen writing and artwork<br />

is looking for art, stories, poems, rants, reviews and<br />

other writing by teens 12 to 19 years old.<br />

Pick up a submission form at any <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong><br />

<strong>Library</strong> branch. Submit your written work online at<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/youngvoices<br />

Deadline: April 2, 2011.<br />

Knitting and Tutoring for Newcomer Youth<br />

This program will help promote balance in your daily<br />

lifestyle. Knitting is like yoga, as they both achieve mental<br />

relaxation. A tutoring session follows the knitting program<br />

for help with homework in math, English and science.<br />

Light refreshments provided.<br />

York Woods Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Mar. 29 4 pm<br />

We’re adding programs all the time. Visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs<br />

to find out what’s new.<br />

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* Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

READING PROGRAMS &<br />

STORYTIMES<br />

READING PROGRAMS & STORYTIMES<br />

Discover the joy of reading<br />

in librarian-led classes and<br />

workshops.<br />

Photo: Enjoying a performance by CBC’s Patty Sullivan<br />

during Keep <strong>Toronto</strong> Reading for Kids 2009, Albert Campbell Branch.<br />

KIDS & FAMILIES<br />

Reading <strong>Programs</strong> & Storytimes<br />

Learning Through Play<br />

A program for preschool children with pre-reading, arts<br />

and crafts. A co-sponsored program with Ontario Early<br />

Years and other community agencies.<br />

Centennial Wednesdays, Jan. 12-Mar. 30 10 am<br />

Forest Hill* Tuesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22 1:30 pm<br />

Victoria Village Wednesdays, Jan. 19- Feb. 23 1:30 pm<br />

Nannies and Tots<br />

Songs, stories, bounces and finger plays for nannies and<br />

their charges.<br />

Deer Park January 11 10:30 am<br />

Wychwood January 13 10:30 am<br />

Parkdale’s Family Book-Nic<br />

Pack a basket of snacks and bring some books and join us<br />

for an indoor book-nic!<br />

Parkdale January 22 10 am<br />

Baby Music<br />

You and your baby enjoy songs, bouncing and tickling<br />

rhymes. For babies from birth to 18 months. Registration<br />

starts February 1.<br />

Morningside* Fridays, Feb. 18-Mar. 11 10:30 am<br />

Stories for Chinese New Year<br />

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.<br />

Dawes Road January 29 11 am<br />

Flemingdon Park* January 29 11 am<br />

York Woods January 29 11 am<br />

Wychwood February 3 10:30 am<br />

Bridlewood* February 3 3 pm<br />

Jane/Dundas February 7 6:30 pm<br />

Parent & Child Mother Goose<br />

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of language<br />

and music through rhymes, songs, stories and finger plays.<br />

Victoria Village<br />

Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 23, 30 1:30 pm<br />

Be My Valentine<br />

Dress in pink or red and join us to celebrate the LOVE-liest<br />

day of the year with stories and songs!<br />

Burrows Hall* February 5 2 pm<br />

Humberwood February 8 6:30 pm<br />

Richview February 10 7 pm<br />

Wychwood February 11 2:30 pm<br />

Leaside February 12 11 am<br />

St. Lawrence February 12 2 pm<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

For dates, times and locations of programs near you,<br />

go to torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs or call your<br />

branch. Some libraries have limited space and require<br />

pre-registration.<br />

Baby Time<br />

Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies<br />

from birth to 18 months with their parents or caregivers.<br />

Toddler Time<br />

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 19 months to 3<br />

years with their parents or caregivers.<br />

Preschool Time<br />

Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 3-5 years with<br />

their parents or caregivers.<br />

Storytimes<br />

These programs are for children birth to five<br />

years old and their parents or caregivers.<br />

They encourage a lifelong love of reading,<br />

build reading readiness in children, and<br />

show parents and caregivers how to help<br />

their child get ready for reading.<br />

Family Time<br />

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children age 5 and<br />

under with their parents or caregivers.<br />

Pyjama Time<br />

Bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children<br />

age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.<br />

To find out more about our Ready for Reading<br />

programs and services, visit<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/readyforreading<br />

Stories in French and<br />

Other Languages<br />

Heure du Conte/French Storytime for Younger<br />

Children<br />

Venez vous amuser en français avec des histoires et<br />

chansons. L’inscription à parir du 10 janvier. Enfants de 4 à<br />

6 ans. Children ages 4-6 enjoy stories and songs in French.<br />

(416) 395-5750. Registration begins on January 10.<br />

Fairview** Mardi du 18 jan au 8 fév 6h45<br />

Tuesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 8 6:45 pm<br />

Heure du Conte/French Storytime for Older Children<br />

Heure du Conte pour enfants de 7 à 10 ans. L’inscription<br />

commence le 10 janvier. Children ages 7-10 enjoy stories<br />

and songs in French. Registration begins January 10.<br />

Fairview** Mardi du 15 fév au 8 mars 6h45<br />

Tuesdays, Feb.15-Mar 8 6:45 pm<br />

** L’inscription est obligatoire, veuillez appeler la bibliothèque /<br />

Call the branch to register.<br />

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Chinese Storytime<br />

Children ages 4-8 enjoy stories and songs in Mandarin.<br />

Registration starts January 10.<br />

Fairview* Thursdays, Feb 3-Mar. 10 6:45 pm<br />

Cuentos para la Infancia/Stories in Spanish<br />

Fairy tales, rhymes and songs in Spanish for children ages 3-5.<br />

Jane/Sheppard* February 18 10:30 am<br />

<strong>March</strong> 12<br />

10:30 am<br />

Thanks to National Bank Financial Group for their<br />

ongoing commitment over the past three years to the<br />

Storytime Outreach program at <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

Your <strong>Library</strong>. Vital to you. Vital to support.<br />

Donate to <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

Foundation today. tplfoundation.ca<br />

* Call the branch to register.


JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

READING PROGRAMS & STORYTIMES<br />

FAMILY LITERACY DAY<br />

This year’s Family Literacy Day theme is Play for<br />

Literacy. Come join us in January for fun, interactive<br />

events to get children and families excited about<br />

reading together.<br />

$3<br />

Family Sing-Along with Lenny Graf<br />

Cedarbrae January 15 11 am<br />

Don Mills January 22 11 am<br />

Family Literacy Games Events<br />

Agincourt January 15 10:30 am<br />

Black Creek January 21 10 am<br />

Cedarbrae January 22, 29 All day<br />

Morningside January 22 10 am<br />

Bloor/Gladstone January 27 6:30 pm<br />

Port Union January 29 1 pm<br />

book bags for kids!<br />

Washable. Re-usable.<br />

Fun to use.<br />

A fundraising initiative of the<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> Foundation<br />

supporting children’s services at<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

Read To Me: The Importance of Reading<br />

Parents, learn how to use picture books to develop<br />

a love of reading with your family.<br />

North York Central January 18 6 pm<br />

Evelyn Gregory January 26 1:30 pm<br />

Northern Elms January 26 6:30 pm<br />

Puppet Shows<br />

Riverdale January 22 2 pm<br />

Palmerston January 29 2 pm<br />

Stories and Activities<br />

A program with a variety of things to do in support<br />

of reading.<br />

Amesbury Park* January 20 1:30 pm<br />

Maria A. Shchuka January 27 6:30 pm<br />

Goldhawk Park January 29 10:30 am<br />

Jane/Dundas January 29 2 pm<br />

Morningside January 29 10 am<br />

Riverdale January 29 2 pm<br />

Family Literacy Day Storytelling<br />

Awesome stories told by professional storytellers.<br />

Albion January 27 6 pm<br />

Bloor/Gladstone January 27 10 am<br />

Downsview January 29 2 pm<br />

Malvern January 29 11 am<br />

Morningside January 29 10 am<br />

<strong>Toronto</strong>’s <strong>Library</strong>.<br />

Absolutely Vital.<br />

* Call the branch to register.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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Research & Reference branches<br />

Bookmobile stops<br />

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BRANCH MAP<br />

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416-395-5560<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/bookmobiles<br />

1 Ward’s Island<br />

2 Queen’s Quay<br />

3 Swansea Plaza<br />

4 Mabelle<br />

5 Willowridge<br />

6 Martinway<br />

7 Braeburn<br />

8 North Kipling<br />

9 Driftwood<br />

10 Needle Firway<br />

11 Firgrove<br />

12 Concourse<br />

13 Wycliffe<br />

14 Yonge Village<br />

15 Bayview Cummer<br />

16 Brahms<br />

17 Nymark Plaza<br />

18 Glamorgan<br />

19 Scarborough Town<br />

Centre<br />

20 Centenary Plaza<br />

21 Morningside Heights<br />

22 Kingston Rd. &<br />

Galloway<br />

23 Oakridge<br />

24 Wynford Heights<br />

Plaza<br />

25 St. Andrews<br />

26 Sheppard Plaza<br />

27 Bathurst Manor<br />

28 Lawrence Heights<br />

29 Caledon Village<br />

30 Chetta Place<br />

31 Martha Eaton Way<br />

32 Scarborough Village<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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BRANCH HOURS & LOCATIONS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Map <strong>Library</strong> Branch Phone No. Address Branch Hours Access Learning Centre<br />

F/1 Agincourt 416-396-8943 155 Bonis Ave.<br />

M1T 3W6<br />

F/3 Albert Campbell 416-396-8890 496 Birchmount Rd.<br />

M1K 1N8<br />

A/1 Albion 416-394-5170 1515 Albion Rd.<br />

M9V 1B2<br />

A/4 Alderwood 416-394-5310 2 Orianna Dr.<br />

M8W 4Y1<br />

C/2 Amesbury Park 416-395-5420 1565 Lawrence Ave. W.<br />

M6L 1A8<br />

C/3 Annette Street 416-393-7692 145 Annette St.<br />

M6P 1P3<br />

D/2 Armour Heights 416-395-5430 2140 Avenue Rd.<br />

M5M 4M7<br />

D/2 Barbara Frum 416-395-5440 20 Covington Rd.<br />

M6A 3C1<br />

D/1 Bayview 416-395-5460 Bayview Village Shopping Centre<br />

2901 Bayview Ave. M2K 1E6<br />

E/4 Beaches 416-393-7703 2161 Queen St. E.<br />

M4L 1J1<br />

G/2 Bendale 416-396-8910 1515 Danforth Rd.<br />

M1J 1H5<br />

B/2 Black Creek 416-395-5470 North York Sheridan Mall<br />

1700 Wilson Ave. M3L 1B2<br />

C/3 Bloor/Gladstone 416-393-7674 1101 Bloor St. W.<br />

M6H 1M7<br />

B/3 Brentwood 416-394-5240 36 Brentwood Rd. N.<br />

M8X 2B5<br />

F/1 Bridlewood 416-396-8960 Bridlewood Mall<br />

2900 Warden Ave. M1W 2S8<br />

E/2 Brookbanks 416-395-5480 210 Brookbanks Dr.<br />

M3A 2T8<br />

G/1 Burrows Hall 416-396-8740 1081 Progress Ave.<br />

M1B 5Z6<br />

G/2 Cedarbrae 416-396-8850 545 Markham Rd.<br />

M1H 2A1<br />

D/1 Centennial 416-395-5490 578 Finch Ave. W.<br />

M2R 1N7<br />

D/4 City Hall 416-393-7650 Nathan Phillips Square<br />

100 Queen St. W. M5H 2N3<br />

G/3 Cliffcrest 416-396-8916 Cliffcrest Plaza<br />

3017 Kingston Rd. M1M 1P1<br />

C/4 College/Shaw 416-393-7668 766 College St.<br />

M6G 1C4<br />

E/3 Danforth/Coxwell 416-393-7783 1675 Danforth Ave.<br />

M4C 5P2<br />

C/3 Davenport 416-393-7732 1246 Shaw St.<br />

M6G 3P1<br />

E/3 Dawes Road 416-396-3820 416 Dawes Rd.<br />

M4B 2E8<br />

D/3 Deer Park 416-393-7657 40 St. Clair Ave. E.<br />

M4T 1M9<br />

E/2 Don Mills 416-395-5710 888 Lawrence Ave. E.<br />

M3C 1P6<br />

C/2 Downsview 416-395-5720 2793 Keele St.<br />

M3M 2G3<br />

C/3 Dufferin/St. Clair 416-393-7712 1625 Dufferin St.<br />

M6H 3L9<br />

A/3 Eatonville 416-394-5270 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd.<br />

M9B 2B1<br />

F/3 Eglinton Square 416-396-8920 Eglinton Square Mall, 1 Eglinton<br />

Square, Unit 126 M1L 2K1<br />

A/3 Elmbrook Park 416-394-5290 2 Elmbrook Cres.<br />

M9C 5B4<br />

C/3 Evelyn Gregory 416-394-1006 120 Trowell Ave.<br />

M6M 1L7<br />

E/1 Fairview 416-395-5750 35 Fairview Mall Dr.<br />

M2J 4S4<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Fri 9-8:30;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues, Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Thur 12:30-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues, Thur & Fri 10-6; Wed 12:30-8:30;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed &<br />

Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5;<br />

Closed for renovations until 2014.<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5;<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed &<br />

Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 10-6<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Sunday service during Northern District renovations.<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-5:30;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Expanded hours during Brentwood renovations.<br />

Mon-Wed 9-8:30; Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Fri 10-6; Wed & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

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BRANCH HOURS & LOCATIONS<br />

Map <strong>Library</strong> Branch Phone No. Address Branch Hours Access Learning Centre<br />

E/3 Flemingdon Park 416-395-5820 29 St. Dennis Dr.<br />

M3C 3J3<br />

D/3 Forest Hill 416-393-7706 700 Eglinton Ave. W.<br />

M5N 1B9<br />

E/4 Gerrard/Ashdale 416-393-7717 1432 Gerrard St. E.<br />

M4L 1Z6<br />

G/1 Goldhawk Park 416-396-8964 295 Alton Towers Circle<br />

M1V 4P1<br />

G/3 Guildwood 416-396-8872 Guildwood Plaza<br />

123 Guildwood Parkway M1E 4V2<br />

C/4 High Park 416-393-7671 228 Roncesvalles Ave.<br />

M6R 2L7<br />

H/2 Highland Creek 416-396-8876 3550 Ellesmere Rd.<br />

M1C 3Z2<br />

E/1 Hillcrest 416-395-5830 5801 Leslie St.<br />

M2H 1J8<br />

B/4 Humber Bay 416-394-5300 200 Park Lawn Rd.<br />

M8Y 3J1<br />

B/1 Humber Summit 416-395-5840 2990 Islington Ave.<br />

M9L 2K6<br />

A/1 Humberwood 416-394-5210 850 Humberwood Blvd.<br />

M9W 7A6<br />

B/3 Jane/Dundas 416-394-1014 620 Jane St.<br />

M6S 4A6<br />

B/1 Jane/Sheppard 416-395-5966 1906 Sheppard Ave. W.<br />

M3L 1Y7<br />

E/4 Jones 416-393-7715 118 Jones Ave.<br />

M4M 2Z9<br />

F/3 Kennedy/Eglinton 416-396-8924 Liberty Square Shopping Plaza<br />

2380 Eglinton Ave. E. M1K 2P3<br />

D/3 Leaside 416-396-3835 165 McRae Dr.<br />

M4G 1S8<br />

D/4 Lillian H. Smith 416-393-7746 239 College St.<br />

M5T 1R5<br />

Merril Collection of Science Fiction,<br />

Speculation & Fantasy (Reference)<br />

Osborne Collection of Early<br />

Children’s Books (Reference)<br />

416-393-7748 239 College St.<br />

M5T 1R5<br />

416-393-7753 239 College St.<br />

M5T 1R5<br />

D/2 Locke 416-393-7730 3083 Yonge St.<br />

M4N 2K7<br />

A/4 Long Branch 416-394-5320 3500 Lake Shore Blvd. W.<br />

M8W 1N6<br />

E/4 Main Street 416-393-7700 137 Main St.<br />

M4E 2V9<br />

G/1 Malvern 416-396-8969 30 Sewells Rd.<br />

M1B 3G5<br />

C/3 Maria A. Shchuka 416-394-1000 1745 Eglinton Ave. W.<br />

M6E 2H4<br />

F/2 Maryvale 416-396-8931 Parkway Mall<br />

85 Ellesmere Rd. M1R 4B9<br />

F/2 McGregor Park 416-396-8935 2219 Lawrence Ave. E.<br />

M1P 2P5<br />

B/4 Mimico Centennial 416-394-5330 47 Station Rd.<br />

M8V 2R1<br />

H/2 Morningside 416-396-8881 4279 Lawrence Ave. E.<br />

M1E 2S8<br />

B/3 Mount Dennis 416-394-1008 1123 Weston Rd.<br />

M6N 3S3<br />

D/3 Mount Pleasant 416-393-7737 599 Mt. Pleasant Rd.<br />

M4S 2M5<br />

A/4 New <strong>Toronto</strong> 416-394-5350 110 Eleventh St.<br />

M8V 3G5<br />

D/1 North York Central <strong>Library</strong> 416-395-5535<br />

TTY 416-395-5596<br />

5120 Yonge St.<br />

M2N 5N9<br />

D/2 Northern District 416-393-7610 40 Orchard View Blvd.<br />

M4R 1B9<br />

B/2 Northern Elms 416-394-5230 123B Rexdale Blvd., Unit 5<br />

M9W 1P1<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Fri 10-6; Wed & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Thur 9-8:30;<br />

Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed &<br />

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Mon & Fri 10-6; Tues 10-8:30;<br />

Wed & Thur 12:30-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5;<br />

*Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5;<br />

*Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Tues & Wed 12:30-8:30; Thur & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Wed 9-8:30; Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Fri 10-6; Wed & Thur 12:30-8:30; Sat 9-5;<br />

*Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Closed for renovations until late January.<br />

Tues & Wed 12:30-8:30; Thur & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

* Open Sundays from January 9, 2011 to June 26, 2011 inclusive, except Sundays on holiday weekends, with closures on January 2, 2011;<br />

April 24, 2011; May 22, 2011.<br />

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BRANCH HOURS & LOCATIONS<br />

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY<br />

Map <strong>Library</strong> Branch Phone No. Address Branch Hours Access Learning Centre<br />

C/3 Oakwood Village <strong>Library</strong> And<br />

Arts Centre<br />

416-394-1040 341 Oakwood Ave.<br />

M6E 2W1<br />

C/3 Palmerston 416-393-7680 560 Palmerston Ave.<br />

M6G 2P7<br />

E/3 Pape/Danforth 416-393-7727 701 Pape Ave.<br />

M4K 3S6<br />

C/4 Parkdale 416-393-7686 1303 Queen St. W.<br />

M6K 1L6<br />

D/4 Parliament Street 416-393-7663 269 Gerrard St. E.<br />

M5A 2G6<br />

C/3 Perth/Dupont 416-393-7677 1589 Dupont St.<br />

M6P 3S5<br />

E/1 Pleasant View 416-395-5940 575 Van Horne Ave.<br />

M2J 4S8<br />

H/2 Port Union 416-396-8885 5450 Lawrence Ave. E.<br />

M1C 3B2<br />

D/4 Queen/Saulter 416-393-7723 765 Queen St. E.<br />

M4M 1H3<br />

A/1 Rexdale 416-394-5200 2243 Kipling Ave.<br />

M9W 4L5<br />

B/2 Richview 416-394-5120 1806 Islington Ave.<br />

M9P 3N3<br />

D/4 Riverdale 416-393-7720 370 Broadview Ave.<br />

M4K 2M8<br />

B/3 Runnymede 416-393-7697 2178 Bloor St. W.<br />

M6S 1M8<br />

E/3 S. Walter Stewart 416-396-3975 170 Memorial Park Ave.<br />

M4J 2K5<br />

C/3 St. Clair/Silverthorn 416-393-7709 1748 St. Clair Ave. W.<br />

M6N 1J3<br />

D/4 St. James Town 416-393-7744 495 Sherbourne St.<br />

M4X 1K7<br />

D/4 St. Lawrence 416-393-7655 171 Front St. E.<br />

M5A 4H3<br />

D/4 Sanderson 416-393-7653 327 Bathurst St.<br />

M5T 1J1<br />

D/3 Spadina Road 416-393-7666 10 Spadina Rd.<br />

M5R 2S7<br />

F/1 Steeles 416-396-8975 Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza<br />

375 Bamburgh Circle M1W 3Y1<br />

B/4 Swansea Memorial 416-393-7695 95 Lavinia Ave.<br />

M6S 3H9<br />

F/3 Taylor Memorial 416-396-8939 1440 Kingston Rd.<br />

M1N 1R3<br />

E/3 Thorncliffe 416-396-3865 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr.<br />

M4H 1J7<br />

E/3 Todmorden Room 416-396-3875 1081½ Pape Ave. (at Torrens)<br />

M4K 3W6<br />

D/3 <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong> 416-395-5577<br />

TTY 416-393-7100<br />

789 Yonge St.<br />

M4W 2G8<br />

D/4 Urban Affairs 416-397-7241 Metro Hall<br />

55 John St. M5V 3C6<br />

F/2 Victoria Village 416-395-5950 184 Sloane Ave.<br />

M4A 2C4<br />

B/2 Weston 416-394-1016 2 King St.<br />

M9N 1K9<br />

G/1 Woodside Square 416-396-8979 Woodside Square Mall<br />

1571 Sandhurst Circle M1V 1V2<br />

B/1 Woodview Park 416-395-5960 16 Bradstock Rd.<br />

M9M 1M8<br />

D/3 Wychwood 416-393-7683 1431 Bathurst St.<br />

M5R 3J2<br />

C/1 York Woods 416-395-5980 1785 Finch Ave. W.<br />

M3N 1M6<br />

D/3 Yorkville 416-393-7660 22 Yorkville Ave.<br />

M4W 1L4<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Fri 10-6; Wed & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5;<br />

*Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6; & Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Expanded hours during Brentwood renovations.<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thur 10-12 & 1-6; Wed 1-8;<br />

Sat 10-5<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6;<br />

Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Fri 9-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Tues & Thurs 12:30-5, 6-8:30;<br />

Wed & Sat 9-12, 1-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9:30-8:30; Fri 9:30-5:30; Sat 9-5;<br />

*Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon & Tues 9:30-6; Wed-Fri 9:30-8<br />

Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30; Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 10-8:30; Tues & Thur 12:30-8:30;<br />

Wed & Fri 10-6; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Tues, Wed & Fri 10-6; Thur 12:30-8:30; Sat 9-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

Mon 12:30-8:30; Tues-Thur 9-8:30; Fri 9-6;<br />

Sat 9-5; *Sun 1:30-5<br />

Mon-Thur 9-8:30; Fri & Sat 9-5<br />

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April 24, 2011; May 22, 2011.<br />

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JANUARY — MARCH 2011<br />

BOOKMOBILE STOPS<br />

Stop Map Bookmobile Stop Locations Address Stop Times<br />

1 D/4 Ward’s Island 102 Lakeshore Ave. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30 am-2:15 pm<br />

2 C/4 Queen’s Quay 545 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (OMNI television Fridays, ongoing, 6:15-7:45 pm<br />

parking lot, Bathurst St. & Queen’s Quay W.)<br />

3 B/4 Swansea Plaza North side of Ormskirk Ave., east of the Saturdays, ongoing, 2:30-4 pm<br />

South Kingsway<br />

4 A/3 Mabelle 49 Mabelle Ave.<br />

Fridays, Jan. 14, 2, Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 11, 25; 3-4:30 pm<br />

(Dundas & Islington Aves.)<br />

5 A/2 Willowridge 44 Willowridge Rd.<br />

Fridays, Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, Mar. 4, 18; 3-4:30 pm<br />

(Eglinton Ave. & Highway 27)<br />

6 A/2 Martinway Plaza 415 The Westway<br />

Tuesdays, ongoing, 6:30-7:30 pm<br />

(Eglinton Ave. and Highway 27)<br />

7 B/1 Braeburn 75 Tandridge Cres.<br />

Tuesdays, ongoing, 3-4:30 pm<br />

(Albion Rd. & Islington Ave.)<br />

8 A/1 North Kipling 2 Rowntree Rd. (North Kipling Community Thursdays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10, 24; 3-4:30 pm<br />

Centre parking lot, Kipling Ave. & Albion Rd.)<br />

9 C/1 Driftwood Community Centre 4401 Jane St. (& Driftwood Ave.) Wednesdays, ongoing, 2:30-4:45 pm<br />

10 B/1 Needle Fir Way 5 Needle Fir Way (& Firgrove Cres.) Mondays, ongoing, 3-4:30 pm<br />

11 B/1 Firgrove 1 Dune Grassway (Jane St. & Sheppard Ave.) Wednesdays, ongoing, 6:30-7:45 pm<br />

12 D/1 Concourse Plaza 1085 Steeles Ave. W.<br />

Mondays, ongoing, 10:30 am-12 pm<br />

(& Carpenter Rd., southwest corner)<br />

13 D/1 Wycliffe 6255 Bathurst St.<br />

Tuesdays, ongoing, 6:15-8 pm<br />

(& Greenwin Village Rd., northeast corner)<br />

14 D/1 Yonge Village 20 Tangreen Crt. (& Steeles Ave. W.) Saturdays, ongoing, 2-4 pm<br />

15 E/1 Bayview / Cummer Plaza 3292 Bayview Ave.<br />

Fridays, ongoing, 10:30 am-12 pm<br />

(& Cummer Ave., northeast corner)<br />

16 E/1 Brahms Brahms Ave. (& Finch Ave., northeast corner) Fridays, ongoing, 3:15-4:45 pm<br />

17 E/1 Nymark Plaza 4857 Leslie St.<br />

(& Nymark Ave., northeast corner)<br />

Wednesdays, Jan. 5, 19, Feb. 2, 16, Mar. 2, 16, 30;<br />

6:30-7:30 pm<br />

18 F/2 Glamorgan 120 Dundalk Dr. (& Antrim Cres.) Thursdays, ongoing, 3-4:30 pm<br />

19 G/2 Scarborough Town Centre 300 Borough Dr. (Ellesmere & McCowan<br />

Aves. northeast corner)<br />

20 G/2 Centenary Plaza 2900 Ellesmere Rd. (& Neilson Rd., northeast<br />

corner)<br />

Thursdays, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31; 6-7:30 pm<br />

Thursdays, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31;<br />

10:30 am-12 pm<br />

21 G/1 Morningside Heights 69 Nightstar Rd. (Neilsen Rd & Finch Ave.) Mondays, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, 21; 3-4 pm<br />

22 G/3 Kingston & Galloway 20 Waldock St. (east of Galloway Rd.) Thursdays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10, 24;<br />

11:30-12:30 pm<br />

23 F/3 Oakridge Community Centre 63 Pharmacy Ave. (north of Danforth Ave.) Thursdays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10, 24; 6-7:15 pm<br />

24 E/2 Wynford Heights Plaza 10 Wynford Heights Cres. (& Concorde Pl., Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1, 15, 29; 11 am-12:30 pm<br />

northeast corner)<br />

25 D/2 St. Andrews 53 The Links Rd. (& Lord Seaton Rd.) Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22, Mar. 8, 22; 11 am-12:30 pm<br />

26 D/1 Sheppard Plaza 630 Sheppard Ave. W. (plaza parking lot, Wednesdays, ongoing, 10:30-12:30 pm<br />

Sheppard Ave. W. & Bathurst St.)<br />

27 C/1 Bathurst Manor Plaza 221 Wilmington Ave. (& Overbrook Pl., Mondays, ongoing, 6-8 pm<br />

northeast corner)<br />

28 C/2 Lawrence Heights 5 Replin Rd. (Lawrence Heights Community Centre Wednesdays, ongoing, 3-4:30 pm<br />

parking lot, Allen Expressway & Lawrence Ave. W)<br />

29 C/2 Caledon Village 100 Lotherton Pathway (& Caledonia Rd.) Tuesdays, ongoing, 3-4:45 pm<br />

30 B/2 Chetta Place Chettta Pl. (near Kingsview Village School,<br />

Kipling Ave. & Dixon Dr.)<br />

31 C/2 Martha Eaton Way 15 Martha Eaton Way (Trethewey Dr. & Black<br />

Creek Rd.)<br />

32 G/3 Scarborough Village Markington Square Shopping Centre<br />

(Eglinton Ave. E. & Markham Rd. southeast<br />

corner)<br />

Thursdays, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31; 3-4:30 pm<br />

Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30 am-12:15 pm<br />

Mondays, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, 21; 6-7 pm<br />

See a map of stop locations on pages 60–61.<br />

ANSWERLINE 416-393-7131<br />

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ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES<br />

Accessibility Services<br />

at <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong><br />

The library strives to provide all <strong>Toronto</strong>nians with free and<br />

equitable access to our collections, services, programs and<br />

branches — regardless of age, illness or physical disability.<br />

A BRANCH NEAR YOU<br />

With 99 branches across <strong>Toronto</strong>, we are always close by.<br />

Order materials online and have them sent to your nearest<br />

branch for you or a family member to pick up. Most<br />

branches are wheelchair accessible, some have assistive<br />

listening devices and all provide reading aids such as hand<br />

magnifiers and computer screen magnification software.<br />

To find out which branch has what, go to<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/accessibility/branchequipment<br />

To request Sign Language interpretation for<br />

library programs you wish to attend in person,<br />

ask at your local branch or call TTY<br />

416-393-7100 to book. A minimum of two<br />

weeks notice is required.<br />

CAN’T COME TO US? We’ll come to you<br />

With our Bookmobile and Home <strong>Library</strong> Service. The<br />

Bookmobile is our library branch on-the-go, equipped with<br />

a wheelchair lift.<br />

For scheduled stops, see page 65 or call 416-395-5560.<br />

If you are unable to come to the library for more than<br />

three months due to age, illness or disability, Home <strong>Library</strong><br />

Service can select items that meet your interests and<br />

deliver them right to your door for free.<br />

Home <strong>Library</strong> Service 416-395-5557<br />

Watch a program from home<br />

Many of our library events are now posted on our<br />

website as videos, so you can tune in from the comfort<br />

of your home. If your child can’t make it into a library for<br />

storytime programs, listen to Dial-A-Story or Hear-A-Story<br />

any time.<br />

Dial-A-Story 416-395-5400<br />

Hear-A-Story<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/stories<br />

GET BOOKS, MUSIC AND VIDEOS<br />

in regular and alternative formats<br />

Our collections come in various formats. Books, music and<br />

movies are available in both regular formats and special<br />

formats such as:<br />

• Large print<br />

• DAISY Talking Books<br />

• Book kits for all ages<br />

(books with CDs or<br />

cassettes)<br />

• eBooks, eAudiobooks,<br />

Audiobooks<br />

• Closed Caption &<br />

Descriptive DVDs<br />

• Digitized collections<br />

• Text-to-voice databases<br />

• Online articles and research<br />

databases<br />

Check them all out at torontopubliclibrary.ca<br />

TALK TO US, we’re here to help<br />

We can assist you with placing holds on items, with looking<br />

for information and registering you for programs. If you<br />

use a TTY telephone, register your TTY number at your<br />

local library and the library’s TTY will call you about your<br />

Holds and Overdues.<br />

Our Centre for People with Disabilities can provide you<br />

with books, magazines and information on a wide range<br />

of disability issues.<br />

Centre for People with Disabilities<br />

at <strong>Toronto</strong> Reference <strong>Library</strong><br />

416-393-7099 • 416-393-7100 TTY<br />

QUESTIONS?<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca/accessibility<br />

Answerline<br />

416-393-7131 or 416-393-7030 TTY<br />

This and other library publications can be provided in<br />

alternative formats upon request.<br />

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one<br />

COMMUNITY READ 2011<br />

BOOK<br />

One Book is back!<br />

You’re invited to join our fourth annual city-wide book club. Join<br />

your fellow <strong>Toronto</strong>nians in reading the One Book selection, and then<br />

come out to readings, discussions and special events all April long.<br />

Watch for the announcement of this year’s<br />

One Book in February.<br />

Visit our website in February for updates at<br />

keeptorontoreading.ca/onebook<br />

Join <strong>Toronto</strong> <strong>Public</strong> <strong>Library</strong> this<br />

April for our month-long, city-wide<br />

celebration of books and reading.<br />

KEEP<br />

TORONTO<br />

READING<br />

FESTIVAL 2011<br />

April 1-30<br />

keeptorontoreading.ca<br />

torontopubliclibrary.ca

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